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It happened on a… July 27

2019

Boris Johnson is chosen the new British Prime Minister by the ruling Conservative Party to replace Theresa May.

2012

The London 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th).

1999

Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a “900”.

1996

Canada’s Donovan Bailey wins Olympic gold, running the 100 m sprint in 9.84, setting a new world record.

1972

NHL star Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard jumps leagues and signs with the WHA Quebec Nordiques.

1940

Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon “A Wild Hare.”

1932

Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death

1921

Canadian biochemist Frederick Banting and associates announced the discovery of the hormone insulin.

1890

Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh shoots himself in Auvers-sur-Oise, dies of injuries 2 days later.

1636

Signature of the first marriage contract in New France; such notarized family agreements often predated Church weddings.

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