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On this day in history:
July 27th


1909 — The Wright brothers make history — again

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Also on this day

1965

In the U.S., the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act was signed into law. The law required health warnings on all cigarette packages.

1940

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

1921

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

1804

The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.

1775

Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army.

1663

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


Famous Birthdays

1990

Cheyenne Kimball

1975

Alex Rodriguez

1972

Maya Rudolph

1967

Stacy Dean Campbell

1957

Bill Engvall

1949

Maureen McGovern

1948

Peggy Fleming

1939

Irv Cross

1929

Harvey Fuqua

1920

Charles P. Ginsburg

1916

Keenan Wynn

1852

George Foster Peabody

1768

Charlotte Corday


Moon Phase

moon

Waning Crescent

At the beginning of this phase in the Northern Hemisphere, we see the entire left side of the Moon fully illuminated and total darkness on the right side. Watch as the lit area slowly shrinks each day until a sliver of a crescent appears on the left.

Offbeat Holidays

Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
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