27th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

JULY 27th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1974 : The House Judiciary Committee began impeachment of Nixon | & more about history on this day in the video… The House Judiciary Committee recommended that America’s 37th president, Richard M. Nixon, be impeached and removed from office, resulting from a series of political scandals involving the Nixon administration, and referred to as Watergate.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 27th

  • 1890 ~ Vincent van Gogh shot himself.
  • 1940 ~ Bugs Bunny character introduced for the first time.
  • 1974 ~ Impeachment of President Richard Nixon, in Watergate.
  • 1999 ~ Tony Hawk landed the first 900 on a skateboard.
  • 2002 ~ Largest air show disaster in the World, in Ukraine.

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PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 27th

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DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 27th

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on JULY 27th

1054 ~ Siward, Earl of Northumbria invaded Scotland and defeated Macbeth, King of Scotland, near north of the Firth of Forth.

1694 ~ A Royal charter was granted to the Bank of England.

1862 ~ The SS Golden Gate caught fire and sank off Manzanillo, Mexico, while Sailing from San Francisco, California to Panama City, Panama. 231 people died.

1865 ~ Welsh settlers arrived at Chubut in Argentina.

1866 ~ The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was successfully completed, from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.

1890 ~ Vincent van Gogh shot himself and died 2 days later.

1900 ~ Kaiser Wilhelm II made a speech comparing Germans to Huns. For many years afterwards,  the term Hun would be a disparaging name for Germans.

1940 ~ The animated short film A Wild Hare was released, introducing the Bugs Bunny character.

1955 ~ The Allied occupation of Austria due to World War II, ended.

1974 ~ The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon, during the Watergate scandal.

1987 ~ RMS Titanic Inc. began the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

1996 ~ Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, United States. A pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One person was killed, and 111 were injured.

1999 ~ Tony Hawk landed the first 900 on a skateboard (two-and-a-half complete revolutions) at the 5th annual X Games in San Francisco, California.

2002 ~ Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashed during the air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring over 100 people, making it the largest air show disaster in history.

2005 ~ NASA grounded the STS-114 Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank. During an ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery shed a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

2007 ~ Phoenix News Helicopter Collision of 2 news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collided over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase.

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