Today in History – 27 July

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1776

The secret Congressional emissary to France, Silas Deane, wrote a letter to Congress, informing them that he has been successful beyond his expectations in France.

1794

Maximilien Robespierre, the architect of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, was overthrown and arrested by the National Convention.

1887

Sardar Davar Tehmuras Kavasji, social worker and lawyer, was born.

1889

Branch of Indian National Congress, ‘British India Committee’, was established under the leadership of Dadabhai Navroji.

1910

Bande Ali Khan, great singer of ‘Beenkar’ and ‘Kirana Gharana’, passed away.

1914

Kalpana Dutta, great freedom fighter, was born at Chatgaon. (27th July, 1914).

1921

At the University of Toronto, Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best successfully isolated insulin–a hormone they believe could prevent diabetes–for the first time. Within a year, the first human sufferers of diabetes were receiving insulin treatments, and countless lives were saved from what was previously regarded as a fatal disease.

1941

Japanese forces land in Indo-China.

1947

Princes were appealed to regard people’s paramountcy as a privilege.

1953

After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agreed to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The armistice ended America’s first experiment with the Cold War concept of “limited war.”

1974

On this day in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that America’s 37th president, Richard M. Nixon, be impeached and removed from office. The impeachment proceedings resulted from a series of political scandals involving the Nixon administration that came to be collectively known as Watergate.

1982

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi first visited the US in almost 11 years.

1994

Parliament voted to ban tests for determining the sex of an unborn child, as these tests have resulted in thousands of aborted female fetuses.

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