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This Day in History: July 27

July 27: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1866, after two failures, Cyrus W. Field succeeded in laying the first underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
  2. In 1909, Orville Wright tests the first US Army airplane, flying 1hour 12minutes 40seconds.
  3. In 1940, Bugs Bunny debuts in Warner Brothers animated cartoon "A Wild Hare".
  4. In 1965, President Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking.
  5. In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that President Richard Nixon be impeached and removed from office
  6. Famous Birthdays: Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod, baseball player), Geoffrey De Havilland (British aircraft designer), Norman Lear (TV producer), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (actor)

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