On This Day: July 27th

This is 209th day of the year and 157 days remain in the year.

in history
Union general George B. McClellan was put in command of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.
Billboard magazine published its first singles record chart (for the week of July 20).
Bugs Bunny made his debut in the cartoon A Wild Hare.
An armistice was signed ending the Korean War.
The House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach Richard Nixon for obstructing justice in the Watergate case.
A pipe bomb exploded in an Atlanta park during the Olympic Games.
Comedian Bob Hope died in his home, at the age of 100.
Lance Armstrong won his fifth straight Tour de France, tying Miguel Indurain's record.
The 2012 Summer Olympics began in London.
July 27 Birthdays
Alexandre Dumas1824–1895, French dramatist and novelist
Leo Durocherbaseball player
Bharati Mukherjeewriter
Peggy Flemingice skater
Norman Leartelevision producer

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