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Notable Historical Events for July 27th

1962Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia

1586Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

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

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

1921Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto

1501Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

1990NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams

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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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