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On July 27
1775 Benjamin Church began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army.
1784 "Courier De L’Amerique" became the first French newspaper to be published in the United States. It was printed in Philadelphia, PA.
1940 Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon, "A Wild Hare."
1953 The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed at Panmunjon, Korea.
1964 U.S. President Lyndon Johnson sent an additional 5,000 advisers to South Vietnam.
1974 The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against President Richard Nixon.
1992 Boston Celtics star, Reggie Lewis, died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice. He was 27 years old.
1995 The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC, by U.S. President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-Sam.
1996 At the Atlanta Olympics, a pipe bomb exploded at the public Centennial Olympic Park. One person was killed and more than 100 were injured.
1998 Robert Vaughn received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999 The U.S. space shuttle Discovery completed a five-day mission commanded by Air Force Col. Eileen Collins. It was the first shuttle mission to be commanded by a woman.
2003 It was reported by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.) that there was no monster in Loch Ness. The investigation used 600 separate sonar beams and satellite navigation technology to trawl the loch. Reports of sightings of the "Loch Ness Monster" began in the 6th century.


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