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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 27 - This Day in History

July 27: General Interest
1974: House begins impeachment of Nixon

On this day in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommends that America's 37th president, Richard M. Nixon, be impeached and removed from office. The impeachment proceedings resulted from a series of political scandals involving the Nixon administration that came to be collectively known as Watergate... read more.

American Revolution
1776 : Silas Deane writes Congress of success

1990 : Last Citroen 2CV rolls off the line in Portugal

Civil War
1863 : Ardent secessionist William Lowndes Yancey dies

Cold War
1953 : Armistice ends the Korean War

1981 : Adam Walsh is abducted

2002 : Fighter jet crashes into crowd at air show

General Interest
1794 : Robespierre overthrown in France

1921 : Insulin isolated in Toronto

1949 : First jet makes test flight

1980 : Ousted shah of Iran dies in exile

1996 : Bombing at Centennial Olympic Park

2003 : Bob Hope dies at 100

1916 : Elizabeth Hardwick is born

1991 : Natalie Cole's Unforgettable: With Love goes to #1

Old West
1806 : Meriwether Lewis shoots Blackfoot Indian

1974 : Nixon charged with first of three articles of impeachment

1993 : Reggie Lewis dies

Vietnam War
1964 : Pentagon announces 5,000 more troops to Vietnam

1965 : U.S. jets attack new North Vietnamese air defense sites

World War I
1916 : Germans execute British seaman Captain Charles Fryatt

World War II
1943 : Stalin issues Order No. 227-outlawing cowards
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