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July 27th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

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July 27th History Highlights

  • 1886 - The Atlantic Telegragh Cable was laid between Ireland and Canada.
  • 1921 - Isulin was first isolated by Dr. Frederick Banting.
  • 1953 - The Korean War Armistice ended the Korean War.
  • July 27, **** Birthday (fictional) Bugs Bunny, Cartoon

July 27th is...

Bagpipe Appreciation Day
National Chicken Finger Day
National Crème Brûlée Day
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day
Take Your Pants For a Walk Day
Walk on Stilts Day

July 27th Quotes

"I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain."
- Carol Leifer

"Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything."
- Norman Lear

"I've always known I was good, but if other people dont think so, it can hurt your confidence."
- Jerry Van Dyke

"My background was art school, documentary director and surfer with a keen interest in thrilling acts of life threatening stupidity."
- Yahoo Serious

"I'm always learning when I'm surrounded by great people. In every experience, I feel like I'm learning. I'm not like, 'Oh good. I'm done! I don't have to learn anymore.'"
- Maya Rudolph

"Nobodys perfect. And if you think they are, youre sadly mistaken."
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers

"We just may be the most well-informed, yet least self-aware, people in history."
- Norman Lear

"The ultimate goal should be doing your best and enjoying it."
- Peggy Fleming

"My failures has helped me as much as my successes."
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers

July 27th Birthdays

1916 - Keenan Wynn, American actor (died in 1986)
1922 - Norman Lear, American screenwriter and producer
1931 - Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (died in 2018)
1944 - Bobbie Gentry, American singer-songwriter
1947 - Betty Thomas, American actress
1948 - Peggy Fleming, American figure skater and sportscaster
1949 - Maury Chaykin, American-Canadian character actor (died in 2010)
1949 - Maureen McGovern, American singer
1952 - Roxanne Hart, American actress
1953 - Yahoo Serious, Australian comedic actor
1956 - Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian
1967 - Juliana Hatfield, American singer-songwriter
1969 - Triple H, American wrestler
1972 - Maya Rudolph, American comedic actress
1974 - Pete Yorn, American singer-songwriter
1977 - Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Irish actor
1984 - Taylor Schilling, American actress
1990 - Nick Hogan, American race car driver and actor

July 27th History

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

1789 - The first US federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, was established (later renamed the Department of State).

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

1890 - Vincent van Gogh (probably) shot himself, and died from the chest wound on July 29.

1929 - The Geneva Convention was signed at Geneva, Switzerland. The full official name is the 'Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva July 27, 1929.'

1940 - The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny. "What's up, Doc?" was the first line the still-unnamed rabbit said to Elmer Fudd.

July 27, 19** Birthday (fictional) Bugs Bunny, Cartoon

1974 The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon. #watergate

1974 - #1 Hit July 27, 1974 - August 9, 1974: John Denver - Annie's Song

1981 - Adam Walsh, the 6-year-old son of John & Reve Walsh, was kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.

1985 - #1 Hit July 27, 1985 - August 2, 1985: Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away

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

1991 - #1 Hit July 27, 1991 - September 13, 1991: Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
1996 - In Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. Security guard Richard Jewell saved many people, although there were many injuries. Jewell was also falsely accused on setting the bomb. He was exonerated and Eric Robert Rudolph was later found to have been the bomber.

1999 - #1 Hit July 27, 1996 - August 2, 1996: Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow

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

2007 - News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase. Four people were killed.

Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

Mickey Rooney - Real Name: Joseph Yule Jr.

The average apple contains around 130 calories.

In 1970 the population of Cancun, Mexico was 3.

In 1976, Henry Kissinger became the first honorary Harlem Globetrotter.

Law of Force: Don't force it, get a larger hammer.

Most people aren't looking for the answers to life's questions, they're looking for people to agree with what they already believe.

A group of Greyhounds is called a Leash.

"Stella! Hey, Stella!" - Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando) #moviequotes

Allen's Axiom: When all else fails, follow instructions.

Neil Diamond - Real Name: Noah Kaminsky

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