Today in History, English
Today in History, English

84811July 27Event1189 – Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
84812July 27Event1202 – Georgian–Seljuk wars: At the Battle of Basian the Kingdom of Georgia defeats the Sultanate of Rum.
84813July 27Event1214 – Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France decisively defeats Imperial, English and Flemish armies, effectively ending John of England's Angevin Empire.
84814July 27Event1299 – According 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.
84815July 27Event1302 – Battle of Bapheus: Decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
84816July 27Event1549 – The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan.
84817July 27Event1663 – The 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.
84818July 27Event1689 – Glorious Revolution: The Battle of Killiecrankie ends.
84819July 27Event1694 – A Royal charter is granted to the Bank of England.
84820July 27Event1720 – The Battle of Grengam marks the second important victory of the Russian Navy.
84821July 27Event1778 – American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant: British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
84822July 27Event1789 – The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
84823July 27Event1794 – French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution".
84824July 27Event1862 – Sailing from San Francisco to Panama City, Panama, the SS Golden Gate catches fire and sinks off Manzanillo, Mexico, killing 231.
84825July 27Event1865 – Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
84826July 27Event1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.
84827July 27Event1880 – Second Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of Maiwand: Afghan forces led by Mohammad Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.
84828July 27Event1890 – Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.
84829July 27Event1900 – Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns for years afterwards, "Hun" would be a disparaging name for Germans.
84830July 27Event1914 – Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Philippine government.
84831July 27Event1917 – The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
84832July 27Event1919 – The 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.
84833July 27Event1921 – Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
84834July 27Event1929 – The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.
84835July 27Event1940 – The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
84836July 27Event1941 – Japanese troops occupy French Indochina.
84837July 27Event1942 – World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
84838July 27Event1949 – Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
84839July 27Event1953 – Fighting 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.
84840July 27Event1955 – The Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends.

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