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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of July 27:

1768 Charlotte Corday assassin of Jean-Paul Marat
1801 George Biddle Airyy 7th Astronomer Royal
1824 Alexandre Dumas fils France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
1835 GiosuŠ Carducci Italy, poet (Nobel 1906)
1857 Jos‚ Celso Barbosa Puerto Rico, found Federalist Party in 1900
1867 Enrique Granados L‚rida Spain, composer (Maria del Carmen)
1870 Joseph Hilaire Belloc England, author (Path to Rome)
1877 Ern” (Ernst von) Dohn nyi Hungary, composer (Msg to Posterity)
1880 Donald Crisp Scotland, actor (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana)
1880 Joseph Tinker baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo
1899 Harl McDonald near Boulder Colorado, composer (Santa F‚ Trail)
19-- Gwynne Gilford LA Calif, actress (Linda Harris-Waverly Wonders)
19-- Kimberley Simms actress (Mindy-Guiding Light)
19-- Mark Geary heavy metal rocker (Dangerous Toys-Hellacious Aces)
19-- Michael Evans actor (Douglas Austin-Young & Restless)
19-- Simon Jones Willshire England, comedian (The News is the News)
1904 Anton Dolin dancer (Girl From Petrovka)
1906 Leo Durocher Mass, baseball manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants)
1912 Igor Markevitch Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Le Paradis Perdo)
1916 Kennan Wynn NYC, actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor)
1918 Leonard Rose Washington DC, concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51)
1920 Beatrice Pearson Texas, actress (Moving Finger)
1922 Lillian Hayman Balt Md, actress (Leslie Uggams Show)
1922 Norman Lear TV writer/producer (All in The Family)
1924 Vincent Canby critic (NY Times)
1929 Harvey Fuqua vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely)
1931 Jerry Van Dyke Danville Ill, actor (My Mother the Car, Coach)
1932 Diane Webber LA Calif, playmate (May, 1955 & Feb, 1956)
1937 Chuck Jackson Latta SC, singer (Any Day Now)
1937 Don Galloway Brooksville Ky, actor (Arrest & Trial, Ironside)
1938 Shirley Anne Field England, actress (Alfie, War Lover)
1939 Irv Cross NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV)
1939 James Victor Puerto Rico, actor (Boulevard Night, Streets of LA)
1942 Barbara Ferris London England, actress (Nice Girl Like Me)
1942 John Pleshette NYC, actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue)
1943 Stu Gilliam Detroit, actor/comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company)
1944 Bobbie Gentry Mississippi, what did Billi-Jo throw off the bridge
1947 Betty Thomas St Louis Mo, actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues)
1948 Peggy Fleming San Jose Cal, ice figure skater (Olympic-gold-1968)
1949 Maureen McGovern Youngstown Oh, singer (Got to be a morning after)
1951 Janet Eilber Detroit Mich, actress (Hard to Hold, Romantic Comedy)
1960 Jo Durie England, tennis player
1967 Sasha Mitchell LA Calif, actor (Spike of Bensonhurst)


Deaths which occurred on July 27:

1883 Montgomery Blair lawyer (Dred Scot V Sandford), dies at 70
1974 Lightning Slim blues singer, dies at 61
1976 Ray Brennan becomes 1st to, die of "Legionnaire's Disease"
1980 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahavala of Iran, dies in Cairo at 60
1981 Ray Harrison dancer (American Song), dies at 64
1982 Dan Seymour actor (We the People, Sing it Again), dies at 67
1984 James Mason actor, dies at 75 of a heart attack
1986 Leroy Holmes orch leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
1990 Bobby Day rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 60
1990 Kim Thomas-Friedland news anchor (FNN), dies at 32

Reported: MISSING in ACTION

( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
 1965    BERG             KILE D.           SEATTLE               WA     02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV          ALIVE IN 96
1965 KOSKO WALTER COLUMBIA VA EJECT NO BEEP SEARCH NEG
1965 PURCELL ROBERT B. LOUISVILLE KY 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 BARE WILLIAM ORLAN OKLAHOMA CITY OK RADIO CONTACT LOST
1967 CORBITT GILLAND W. DENVER CO RADIO CONTACT LOST
1967 HARDIE CHARLES D. HOUSTON TX
1967 PATTERSON BRUCE M. PORTLAND OR
1968 FULLERTON FRANK E. JONESBORO GA
1968 PATTON WARD K. FONTANA KS

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On this day...

432 St Celestine I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1501 Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral
1586 Sir Walter Raleigh brings 1st tobacco to England from Virginia
1661 Parliament confirms the Navigation Act
1689 Jacobite Scottish Highlanders defeat royal force at Killiecrankie
1694 Bank of England chartered
1789 Congress establishes Dept of Foreign Affairs (State dept)
1816 Fort Blount on Apalachicola Bay Fla, attacked by US Troops
1836 Adelaide, South Australia founded
1837 US Mint opens in Charlotte, NC
1844 Fire destroys the US mint at Charlotte, NC
1861 Union Gen George McClellan took command of Potamic Army
1862 Steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico
1866 Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)
1879 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #200 Dynamene
1880 Battle of Maiwand, at which Dr Watson was wounded, breaks out
1897 37.5 cm (14.75") of rainfall, Jewell, Maryland (state 24-hr record)
1898 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Dancing Men" (BG)
1905 J Palisa discovers asteroid #569 Misa
1908 A Kopff discovers asteroid #668 Dora
1909 Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m
1918 Socony 200, 1st concrete barge in US, launched to carry oil, NY
1919 Chicago race riot (15 whites & 23 blacks killed, 500 injured)
1920 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
1924 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
1933 G Van Biesbroeck discovers asteroid #1312 Vassar
1933 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1284 Latvia
1940 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
1941 Japanese forces land in Indo-China
1944 1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)
1944 US regains possession of Guam from Japanese
1946 Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game
1947 Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
1949 Havilland Comet 40-passenger airliner makes maiden flight
1953 Armistice signed ending Korean War
1954 Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries
1955 Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation
1955 Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1751 Herget
1960 VP Nixon nominated for pres at Republican convention in Chicago
1962 Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
1962 Martin Luther King Jr jailed in Albany Georgia
1968 Race Riot in Gary Indiana
1969 Pioneer 10 launched
1972 NHL star Maurice "Rocket" Richard signs with WHL Quebec Nordiques
1973 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
1974 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
1976 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
1977 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US
1982 Indian PM Indira Gandhi 1st visit to US in almost 11 years
1987 John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible" testifies in Israel
1988 Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
1988 Radio Shack announces the Tandy 1000 SL computer
1989 Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1990 Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop
1991 Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown
1991 TV Guide publishes it's 2000th edition





Holidays

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Puerto Rico : Jos‚ Celso Barbosa Birthday (1857)
Virgin Islands : Hurricane Supplication Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Gilroy, California : Garlic Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

Religious Observances

RC : Commem of St Pantaleon, martyr/patron of medicine
Orth : Feast of Vladimir, evangelizer of Russia (7/15 OS)
Ang : Commemoration of William Reed Huntington, priest
Jewish : Tisha B'Av (Av 9, 5753 AM)

Religious History

1741 Birth of Fran‡ois H. Barth‚l‚mon, French Swedenborgian composer. Two of his manyworks later became hymn tunes: AUTUMN (Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus) and BALERMA (Oh, fora Closer Walk with God).
1861 Birth of Cyrus H. Nusbaum, an American Methodist clergyman who penned the hymn,'Would You Live for Jesus, and Be Always Pure and Good?' (aka 'His Way With Thee').
1901 Death of B.F. Westcott, 76, English N.T. scholar. In 1881, he and colleague F.J.A.Hort published the most precise critical text of the Greek New Testament ever compiled --still in use today.
1903 Death of Caroline (Lina) V. Sandell Berg, 71. Known as the 'Fanny Crosby ofSweden,' her most beloved hymns (in their English translation) include 'Day by Day' and'Children of the Heavenly Father.'
1913 In Oxford, PA, the first Victorious Life Conference closed. Founder Robert C.McQuilkin, inspired by England's Keswick Movement, emphasized in these meetings anattainment of spiritual freedom from the power of every known sin.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (pilgrimwb@aol.com)

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" Politics is either passing the buck or passing the dough. "

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