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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/silas-deane-writes-congress-of-success


Automotive
1990 : Last Citroen 2CV rolls off the line in Portugal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-citroen-2cv-rolls-off-the-line-in-portugal


Civil War
1863 : Ardent secessionist William Lowndes Yancey dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-lowndes-yancey-dies


Cold War
1953 : Armistice ends the Korean War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/armistice-ends-the-korean-war


Crime
1981 : Adam Walsh is abducted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adam-walsh-is-abducted


Disaster
2002 : Fighter jet crashes into crowd at air show
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fighter-jet-crashes-into-crowd-at-air-show


General Interest
1794 : Robespierre overthrown in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/robespierre-overthrown-in-france

1921 : Insulin isolated in Toronto
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/insulin-isolated-in-toronto

1949 : First jet makes test flight
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-jet-makes-test-flight

1980 : Ousted shah of Iran dies in exile
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ousted-shah-of-iran-dies-in-exile

1996 : Bombing at Centennial Olympic Park
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bombing-at-centennial-olympic-park


Hollywood
2003 : Bob Hope dies at 100
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bob-hope-dies-at-100


Literary
1916 : Elizabeth Hardwick is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elizabeth-hardwick-is-born


Music
1991 : Natalie Cole's Unforgettable: With Love goes to #1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/natalie-coles-unforgettable-with-love-goes-to-1


Old West
1806 : Meriwether Lewis shoots Blackfoot Indian
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/meriwether-lewis-shoots-blackfoot-indian


Presidential
1974 : Nixon charged with first of three articles of impeachment
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-charged-with-first-of-three-articles-of-impeachment


Sports
1993 : Reggie Lewis dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reggie-lewis-dies


Vietnam War
1964 : Pentagon announces 5,000 more troops to Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pentagon-announces-5000-more-troops-to-vietnam

1965 : U.S. jets attack new North Vietnamese air defense sites
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-jets-attack-new-north-vietnamese-air-defense-sites


World War I
1916 : Germans execute British seaman Captain Charles Fryatt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-execute-british-seaman-captain-charles-fryatt


World War II
1943 : Stalin issues Order No. 227-outlawing cowards
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stalin-issues-order-no-227-outlawing-cowards
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