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 This day in History - July 27
422 Historic Events for July 27
1919

Chicago race riot (15 whites and 23 blacks killed, 500 injured)

Event
1920

Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup

Event
1920

Beatrice Pearson, Dennison Texas, actress (Moving Finger)

Birth
1920

Radio compass used for 1st time for aircraft navigation

Event
1920

James Munn, commissioner (British University)

Birth
1921

Engelbert Humperdinck, composer, dies at 66

Death
1921

2nd govt of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

Event
1921

Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolates insulin at U of Toronto

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1922

Bob Thiele, record producer

Birth
1922

Lillian Hayman, Balt Md, actress (Leslie Uggams Show)

Birth
1922

Norman Lear, TV writer/producer (All in The Family)

Birth
1922

Adolfo Celi, Sicily Italy, director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue)

Birth
1922

International Geographical Union forms in Brussels

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1924

Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Busoni, composer, dies at 58

Death
1924

Vincent Canby, critic (NY Times)

Birth
1924

Otar Vasil'yevich Taktakishvili, composer

Birth
1924

8th Olympic games closes in Paris

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1924

Ferruccio Benvenuto busoni, pianist/composer, dies

Death
1925

Doc Pomus, rocker

Birth
1926

Peter Coker, captain

Birth
1927

Major Bernard Montgomery (29) marries widow Betty Carver

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1927

Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)

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1928

Sakari Mononen, composer

Birth
1928

AVRO, General Vereniging Radio Omroep, forms

Event
1929

Harvey Fuqua, rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely)

Birth