A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on July 27th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On July 27, 1189, Friedrich Barbarossa (also known as Frederick), the Holy Roman Emperor, arrived at the capital of the Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, a city called Nis.
On July 27, 1689, the Battle of Killiecrankie was fought between Scots and Irish Jacobites against the forces of the Williamite Government of Scotland.
On July 27, 1789, the Department of Foreign Affairs was created, becoming the first of many US Federal departments and agencies.
On July 27, 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, a leader of the French Revolution was arrested, later to be denounced and executed by a Revolutionary Tribunal.
On July 27, 1816, US gunboat #154 fired a cannon shot regarded as the deadliest single cannonball ever fired by the US Navy.
On July 27, 1890, painter Vincent van Gogh shot himself, dying two days later.
On July 27, 1995, veterans of the Korean War finally got to see their sacrifice acknowledged when the Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
On July 27, 2002, a Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 fighter jet crashed into a crowd of spectators, killing 77 and injuring 534, the worst air show disaster ever.
On July 27, 2019, while enjoying Sirius/XM Radio, the subject of one-word-title songs was the theme, giving this author the inspiration to compile a list of the 6 Best Songs wherein the title is a person’s name, just a one word name.
Black comedy neo-noir western fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Vengeance on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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