Today in History: July 27

Today in History: July 27

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1214

At the Battle of Bouvines in France, Philip Augustus of France defeats John of England.

1245

Frederick II is deposed by a council at Lyons, which found him guilty of sacrilege.

1586

Sir Walter Raleigh returns to England from Virginia.

1663

The British Parliament passes a second Navigation Act, requiring all goods bound for the colonies be sent in British ships from British ports.

1689

The Scottish Jacobites experience a victory over government-supporting clans at the Battle of Killiecrankie.

1777

The Marquis of Lafayette arrives in New England to help fight the British.

1778

British and French fleets fight to a standoff in the first Battle of Ushant.

1793

Robespierre becomes a member of the Committee of Public Safety.

1861

President Abraham Lincoln replaces General Irwin McDowell with General George B. McClellen as head of the Army of the Potomac.

1905

The International Workers of the World found their labor organization in Chicago.

1909

Orville Wright sets a world record for staying aloft in an airplane--one hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.

1914

British troops invade the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and begin to disarm Irish rebels.

1921

Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto.

1944

U.S. troops complete the liberation of Guam.

1953

Representatives of the United Nations, Korea and China sign an armistice at Panmunjom, Korea.

1964

President Lyndon Johnson sends an additional 5,000 advisers to South Vietnam.

1980

Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran dies in Cairo, Egypt.

1981

William Wyler, director of Ben Hur, dies.

1993

Israeli guns and aircraft pound southern Lebanon in reprisal for rocket attacks by Hezbollah guerrillas.

2002

The largest air show disaster in history occurs when a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine, killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others.