July 27 Historical Events
The following events took place on July 27. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 48 events. Showing 1 - 30.
- 1054Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.
- 1189Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
- 1202Georgian–Seljuk wars: At the Battle of Basian the Kingdom of Georgia defeats the Sultanate of Rum.
- 1214Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France decisively defeats Imperial, English and Flemish armies, effectively ending John of England’s Angevin Empire.
- 1299According to Edward Gibbon, Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to be the founding day of the Ottoman state.
- 1302Battle of Bapheus: Decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
- 1549The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reaches Japan.
- 1663The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports.
- 1689Glorious Revolution: The Battle of Killiecrankie ends.
- 1694A Royal charter is granted to the Bank of England.
- 1720The Battle of Grengam marks the second important victory of the Russian Navy.
- 1778American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant: British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
- 1789The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
- 1794French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 “enemies of the Revolution”.
- 1862Sailing from San Francisco to Panama City, Panama, the SS Golden Gate catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.
- 1865Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
- 1866The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.
- 1880Second Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of Maiwand: Afghan forces led by Mohammad Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.
- 1890Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.
- 1900Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, “Hun” would be a disparaging name for Germans.
- 1914Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Philippine government.
- 1917The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
- 1919The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.
- 1921Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
- 1929The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.
- 1940The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
- 1941Japanese troops occupy French Indochina.
- 1942World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
- 1949Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
- 1953Fighting in the Korean War ends when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
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