27th July

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2003 Bob Hope dies Bob Hope dies of pneumonia in Toluca Lake, California.
1990 AIDS becomes predominant killer of women Reports issued today show that AIDS is the predominant killer of women between the ages of 20 and 40
1985 World record for mile Steve Cram sets a new world record for the mile - 3 minutes 46.32 seconds in Oslo, Sweden.
1984 James Mason dies British actor James Mason dies today of a heart attack at the age of 75 at his home in Lausanne.
1969 Atlantic crossed in a row boat English rower Tom McLean arrives in Ireland becoming the first person to row the Altlantic solo - from west to east in 72 days.
1953 Korean War ends The Korean War ends with the signing of an armistice at Panmunjom.
1940 Bugs Bunny Bugs Bunny makes his debut on the Warner Brothers cartoon "A Wild Hare"
1900 Boxer Rebellion - 1500 Europeans massacred Allied forces have stormed and held Tientsin and resisted counter attacks by 100,000+ Boxer rebels. It is reported that 1500 Europeans (missionaries, traders and diplomats) were massacred
1890 Vincent van Gogh shoots himself Post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh shoots himself at the place where he had painted "Cornfield with flight of birds".

 

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On This Day - 27th July