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Notable Historical Events for July 27th

1967LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence

196915th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1965President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking

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

1586Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

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

1982California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

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

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

198614th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

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Notable Birthdays on July 27th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 27th

1990NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams

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

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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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