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 This day in History - July 27
422 Historic Events for July 27
1929

Marc Wilkinson, composer

Birth
1929

Jack Higgins, [Harry Patterson], novelist

Birth
1929

Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished

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1930

Andr‚ Leducq wins Tour de France

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1930

Shirley Williams, co-founder (Social Democratic Party)/labour minister

Birth
1930

Ronald Dearing, chairman (British Post Office)

Birth
1931

Jerry Van Dyke, Danville Ill, actor (My Mother the Car, Coach)

Birth
1931

Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebr and SD destroyed thousands of acres of crops

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1931

Chilean president Carlos Ib ¤ez forced out

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1932

Marguerite Empey, [Diane Webber], LA CA, playmate (May 1955, Feb 1956)

Birth
1932

Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands and Islands Enterprises)

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1932

Paul Gorgoulov, French president Doumer's assassin, sentenced to death

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1932

Curnick M Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader

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1932

Beverly B Byron, (Rep-D-MD, 1979- )

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1933

Roger Harris, cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959)

Birth
1933

Nick Reynolds, rocker (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)

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1934

French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms

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1934

John Pardoe, CEO (Sight and Sound Education)/Liberal MP

Birth
1934

Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79

Death
1935

Floods at Yangtzee Jiang and Hoangh, kills 200,000

Event
1937

Don Galloway, Brooksville Ky, actor (Arrest and Trial, Ironside)

Birth
1937

Chuck Jackson, Latta SC, singer (Any Day Now, I Don't Want to Cry)

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1937

Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator

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1937

32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)

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1937

Anna Dawson, British comedienne (Violet-Keeping Up Appearances)

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