July 27st Events

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July 27th, 2007 (July 27 2007)EventPhoenix News Helicopter Collision: News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors. This was the first known incidence of two news helicopters colliding in mid-air, and the worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history.
July 27th, 2006 (July 27 2006)EventThe Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.
July 27th, 2005 (July 27 2005)EventSTS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank s continued foam-shedding problem. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.
July 27th, 2002 (July 27 2002)EventUkraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.
July 27th, 1997 (July 27 1997)EventSi Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed.
July 27th, 1996 (July 27 1996)EventCentennial Olympic Park bombing: In Atlanta, Georgia, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics, killing two and injuring 111.
July 27th, 1995 (July 27 1995)EventIn Washington, DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated.
July 27th, 1990 (July 27 1990)EventThe Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day was celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence was transferred to June 3.
July 27th, 1990 (July 27 1990)EventThe Jamaat al Muslimeen stage a coup d etat attempt in Trinidad and Tobago, occupying Parliament and the studios of Trinidad and Tobago Television, holding Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson and most of his Cabinet, as well as the staff at the television station hostage for 6 days.
July 27th, 1987 (July 27 1987)EventFirst expedited salvaging of Titanic wreckage begins by RMS Titanic, Inc.
July 27th, 1983 (July 27 1983)EventBlack July: 18 Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo were massacred by the Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.
July 27th, 1981 (July 27 1981)EventBritish television: On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event, with massive viewer numbers earned for the show.
July 27th, 1976 (July 27 1976)EventFormer Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
July 27th, 1974 (July 27 1974)EventWatergate Scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment against President Richard Nixon: obstruction of justice.
July 27th, 1972 (July 27 1972)EventThe F-15 Eagle flies for the first time.
July 27th, 1964 (July 27 1964)EventVietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
July 27th, 1955 (July 27 1955)EventThe Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends (started on May 9, 1945).
July 27th, 1953 (July 27 1953)EventKorean War ends: The United States, People s Republic of China, and North Korea, sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
July 27th, 1949 (July 27 1949)EventInitial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
July 27th, 1941 (July 27 1941)EventJapanese troops occupy French Indo-China.
July 27th, 1940 (July 27 1940)EventThe animated short "A Wild Hare" is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
July 27th, 1928 (July 27 1928)EventTich Freeman becomes only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before end of July.
July 27th, 1921 (July 27 1921)EventResearchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting announce the discovery of the hormone insulin.
July 27th, 1914 (July 27 1914)EventFelix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government.
July 27th, 1880 (July 27 1880)EventSecond Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of MaiwandIn a pyrrhic victory, Afghan forces led by Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.Ghani Khan Quotes
July 27th, 1866 (July 27 1866)EventThe Atlantic Cable is successfully completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time.
July 27th, 1865 (July 27 1865)EventWelsh settlers arrive in Argentina at Chubut Valley.
July 27th, 1862 (July 27 1862)EventSailing from San Francisco to Panama, the SS Golden Gate catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.
July 27th, 1819 (July 27 1819)EventDuitama is named municipality
July 27th, 1794 (July 27 1794)EventFrench Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution." (See 9 Thermidor.)Maximilien Robespierre Quotes
July 27th, 1789 (July 27 1789)EventThe first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (later renamed Department of State).
July 27th, 1778 (July 27 1778)EventAmerican Revolution: First Battle of UshantBritish and French fleets fight to a standoff.Stan Lee Quotes
July 27th, 1720 (July 27 1720)EventThe second important victory of the Russian Navythe Battle of Grengam.
July 27th, 1694 (July 27 1694)EventA Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England.
July 27th, 1689 (July 27 1689)EventGlorious Revolution: Battle of Killiecrankie ends.
July 27th, 1663 (July 27 1663)EventThe British Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports.
July 27th, 1549 (July 27 1549)EventJesuit priest Francis Xavier s ship reached Japan.
July 27th, 1214 (July 27 1214)EventBattle of Bouvines: In France, Philip II of France defeats John of England.

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