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Notable Historical Events for July 27th

1909Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s

1861Union General George McClellan takes command from McDowell of Potamic Army

1586Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

1967LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence

1982California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

196915th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

2012Queen Elizabeth II announces the opening of the London 2012 Olympics at the opening ceremony

198614th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

1983Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

1984Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Phila)

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Notable Birthdays on July 27th

1949Maureen McGovern, Youngstown Oh, singer (Got To Be a Morning After)

1881Hans Fischer, Munich Germany, physicist (Nobel 1930), (d. 1945)

1906Leo Durocher, Mass, baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants)

1452Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Lombardy, Italian duke of Milan (1494-1508), (commissioned The Last Supper), (d. 1508)

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Notable Weddings on July 27th

1857Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I (25) weds princess Charlotte of Belgium (17) in Brussels

1990NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams

July 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 27th

1980Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (1941-79), dies in Cairo at 60

2003Bob Hope, English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer (b. 1903)

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