Thursday, July 27, 2017
Meriwether Lewis shoots Blackfoot Indian » 1806
Bob Hope dies at 100 » 2003
Bob Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (born Leslie Townes Hope; May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70…
Ousted shah of Iran dies in exile » 1980
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Persian: محمدرضا پهلوی, translit. Mohammad Rezā Pahlavi, pronounced [mohæmˈmæd reˈzɒː ˈʃɒːh pæhlæˈviː]; 26 October 1919 – 27 July 1980), known as Mohammad Reza Shah…
Adam Walsh is abducted » 1981
Adam John Walsh (November 14, 1974 – July 27, 1981) was an American boy who was abducted from a Sears department store at the Hollywood Mall in Hollywood, Florida, on July 27, 1981. His severed head was found two weeks later in a drainage canal alongside Florida's Turnpike in rural St. Lucie County,...
Armistice ends the Korean War » 1953
An armistice is a formal agreement of warring parties to stop fighting. It is not necessarily the end of a war, since it may constitute only a cessation of hostilities while an attempt is made to negotiate a lasting peace. It is derived from the Latin…
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
South Vietnamese opposition leader tried and sentenced » 1968 Vietnam War
Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal » 1956
The Suez Crisis, 1956. On July 26, 1956, EgyptianPresident Gamal Abdel Nasser announced the nationalization of the Suez Canal Company, the joint British-French enterprise which had owned and operated the Suez Canal since its construction in 1869.
The Suez Crisis, also named the Tripartite Aggression (in the Arab world) and Operation Kadesh or Sinai War (in Israel), was an invasion of Egypt in late 1956 by Israel, followed by the United Kingdom and France. The aims were to regain…