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Today in History: Wednesday, July  27, 2016
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On July 27, 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting.
 
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1694The Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution.
1789Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of the State Department.
1794French revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre was overthrown and placed under arrest; he was executed the following day.
1861Union Gen. George B. McClellan was put in command of the Army of the Potomac.
1866After two failures, Cyrus W. Field succeeded in laying the first underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
1940Bugs Bunny made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare."
1960Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
1967In the wake of urban rioting, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of the violence.
1974The House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to recommend President Richard M. Nixon's impeachment on a charge that he had personally engaged in a "course of conduct" designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.
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1980The deposed Shah of Iran died in Egypt at age 60.
1995The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1996A pipe bomb exploded at a public park during the Olympic games in Atlanta, killing one person and injuring more than 100.
2003Comedian Bob Hope died at age 100.
2003Lance Armstrong won a record-tying fifth straight Tour de France title.
2005Ahmed Ressam, an Algerian who'd plotted to bomb the Los Angeles airport on the eve of the millennium, was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Actress-comedian Maya Rudolph ("Saturday Night Live", "Bridesmaids") turns 44 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Norman LearTV producer94
Jerry Van DykeActor85
Bobbie GentryCountry singer72
Peggy FlemingFigure skater68
Maureen McGovernSinger67
Carol LeiferComedian60
Bill EngvallComedian ("Blue Collar TV")59
Stacy Dean CampbellCountry singer49
Juliana HatfieldRock singer49
Julian McMahonActor ("Nip/Tuck")48
Jonathan Rhys MeyersActor ("The Tudors")39
Cheyenne KimballCountry singer26
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez turns 41 years old today.
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