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On This Day — July 27th

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July 27th is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

Events

678 – Sclaveni attackers were forced to give up their siege of the Byzantine city of Thessalonica, being unable to penetrate the city’s defenses.

1214 – Philip II of France decisively won the Battle of Bouvines, the conclusive battle of the 1213–1214 Anglo-French War.

1949 – The de Havilland Comet, the world’s first commercial jet airliner to reach production, made its maiden flight.

1953 – An armistice was signed to end hostilities in the Korean War, officially making the division of Korea indefinite by creating an approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) wide demilitarized zone across the Korean Peninsula.

2002 – A Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft crashed during an aerobatics presentation at an airshow near Lviv, Ukraine, killing 77 people and injuring over 500 others.

Celebrity Birthdays

Triple H turns… 49
Profession: WWE Wrestler & Executive
Awards: WWE Champion x9

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau turns… 48
Profession: Game of Thrones Actor
Awards: N/A

Maya Rudolph turns… 46
Profession: SNL / Bridesmaids Actress
Awards: Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series nomination x1

Alex Rodriguez turns… 43
Profession: Baseball Legend
Awards: All-Star x14 +World Series x1 + Gold Glove Award x2

Jonathan Rhys Meyers turns… 41

Profession: The Tudors Actor
Awards: N/A

Happy Birthday to all July 27th babies from the Gossip Life!

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