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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for July 27th

  • Year 1054 » Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.
  • Year 1189 » Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor known as Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Kingdom of Serbia (medieval) or Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
  • Year 1202 » Georgian-Seljuk wars: At the Battle of Basian the Kingdom of Georgia defeats the Sultanate of Rum.
  • Year 1299 » According to Edward Gibbon, Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to be the founding day of the Ottoman state.
  • Year 1302 » Battle of Bapheus: Decisive Ottoman Empire known as Ottoman victory over the Byzantine Empire called Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
  • Year 1663 » The Parliament of England English Parliament passes the Navigation Acts The Navigation Acts second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the Thirteen Colonies American colonies have to be sent in England English ships from English ports.
  • Year 1689 » Glorious Revolution: The Battle of Killiecrankie ends.
  • Year 1694 » A Royal charter is granted to the Bank of England.
  • Year 1720 » The Battle of Grengam marks the second important victory of the Russian Navy.
  • Year 1778 » American Revolution: Battle of Ushant (1778) First Battle of Ushant Kingdom of Great Britain British and France French fleets fight to a standoff.
  • Year 1789 » The first United States U.S. Federal government of the United States federal government agency, the United States Department of State History Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed United States Department of State Departm
  • Year 1794 » French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is Thermidorian Reaction known as arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution".
  • Year 1862 » Sailing from San Francisco San Francisco, California to Panama City Panama City, Panama, the 'SS Golden Gate' catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Colima Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.
  • Year 1865 » Y Wladfa known as Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut River named Chubut in Argentina.
  • Year 1880 » Second Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of Maiwand Afghanistan named Afghan forces led by Mohammad Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.
  • Year 1890 » Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.
  • Year 1900 » Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor named Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, "Hun" would be a disparaging name for Germans.
  • Year 1914 » Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Philippines known as Philippine government.
  • Year 1917 » The Allies of World War I e.g Allies reach the Yser or Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
  • Year 1919 » The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 or Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side, Chicago named South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.
  • Year 1921 » Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
  • Year 1928 » Tich Freeman becomes the only Bowling (cricket) bowler ever to take 200 first-class cricket first-class Wicket Dismissing a batsman wickets before the end of July.
  • Year 1929 » The Geneva Convention (1929) called Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.
  • Year 1940 » The animated short 'A Wild Hare' is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
  • Year 1941 » Japanese troops occupy French Indochina.
  • Year 1942 » World War II: Allies of World War II Allied forces First Battle of El Alamein successfully halt the final Axis powers Axis advance into Egypt.
  • Year 1949 » Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
  • Year 1953 » Fighting in the Korean War ends when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
  • Year 1955 » The Allied-occupied Austria e.g Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends.
  • Year 1964 » Vietnam War: Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
  • Year 1974 » Watergate scandal: The United States House of Representatives House of Representatives United States House Committee on the Judiciary Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against Pre
  • Year 1976 » Former Prime Minister of Japan known as Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
  • Year 1981 » Murder of Adam Walsh called Adam Walsh, 6-year-old son of John Walsh (television host) known as John Walsh, is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
  • Year 1981 » United Kingdom called British television: On 'Coronation Street', Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Barlow called Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event scoring massive viewer numbers for the show.
  • Year 1983 » Black July: Eighteen Sri Lankan Tamil people Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada Welikada Prison high security prison in Colombo are Welikada prison massacre massacred by Sinhalese people Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.
  • Year 1987 » Premier Exhibitions RMS Titanic Inc. named RMS Titanic Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS e.g Titanic.
  • Year 1990 » The Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic called Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a Belarusian referendum,
  • Year 1995 » The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C..
  • Year 1996 » Centennial Olympic Park bombing: In Atlanta or Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. One hu
  • Year 1999 » Tony Hawk lands the first 900 on a skateboard (two-and-a-half complete revolutions) at the fifth annual X Games in San Francisco, California.
  • Year 2005 » STS-114: NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the Space Shuttle external tank called external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discover
  • Year 2006 » The Germany Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Überlingen mid-air collision Bashkirian 2937 and Überlingen mid-air collision DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.

World History for the Month of July