Thursday, July 27, 2017
History for July 27 - On-This-Day.com
Keenan Wynn 1916, Charles P. Ginsburg 1920, Norman Lear 1922
Bobbie Gentry 1944 - Country singer, Peggy Fleming 1948, Bill Engvall 1957 - Comedian ("Blue Collar TV")
1777 - The marquis of Lafayette arrived in New England to help the rebellious American colonists fight the British.
1804 - The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.
1921 - Canadian biochemist Frederick Banting and associates announced the discovery of the hormone insulin.
1940 - Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare."
1944 - U.S. troops completed the liberation of Guam.
1953 - The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed at Panmunjon, Korea.
1967 - U.S. President Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of the violence in the wake of urban rioting.
1995 - The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC, by U.S. President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.