On This Day In History, 27 July

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World Events Today

  • The Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, who suffered from mental problems, shot himself in the chest today in 1890, he died from his injuries 2 days later
  • The American twin-engine fighter aircraft, the F-15 Eagle, one of the most successful modern fighters, made its maiden flight today in 1972
  • The Centennial Olympic Park bombing occurred today in 1996, it was 3 weeks before the Olympic Games were due to start in Atlanta in the United States, the bomb killed 2 people and injured over 100 others

Entertainment Events Today

  • The animated cartoon rabbit Bugs Bunny made his official debut today in 1940, it was in the cartoon A Wild Hare, later renamed The Wild Hare
  • The Beatles legend John Lennon was granted a “Green Card”, a United States Permanent Resident Card, today in 1977
  • The 30th Summer Olympic Games in London were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II today in 2012

Family Events Today

  • The British author Henry Patterson, better known by his pen name Jack Higgins, author of the novel The Eagle Has Landed, was born today in 1929 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • The Australian cricket legend Allan Border, who played over 150 Test matches, was born today in 1955 in New South Wales
  • Leslie Townes Hope, better known as the British American stand-up comedian Bob Hope who made his career in the United States, died today in 2003 aged 100

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Scotch Day

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