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Notable Historical Events for July 27th

1982California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

1992Nelson Mandela says that a general strike will go ahead; the aim of the mass protest was the peaceful removal of President De Klerk from power, the immediate transfer of political power to the people and free and fair elections to a constituent assembly

1960US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago

1999Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a "900"

1967LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence

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

196915th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

198614th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

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

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

July 27th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 27th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 27th

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

1927British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (39) weds Elizabeth Carver in Chiswick, England

July 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 27th

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

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

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