Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Today in History - July 27

Today in History - July 27: "In 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to recommend President Nixon's impeachment on a charge that he had personally engaged in a 'course of conduct' designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.

In 1976, Air Force veteran Ray Brennan became the first person to die of so-called Legionnaire's Disease following an American Legion convention in Philadelphia.

In 1980, on day 267 of the Iranian hostage crisis, the deposed Shah of Iran died at a military hospital outside Cairo, Egypt, at age 60.

In 1996, terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, killing one person and injuring more than 100.

In 2003, comedian Bob Hope died in Toluca Lake, Calif., at age 100.

Ten years ago: The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington by President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.

Five years ago: Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic called presidential, parliamentary and local elections for the following September. (The election would result in Milosevic's fall from power.)

One year ago: Democrats assailed President Bush's handling of the Iraq war at their convention in Boston and painted a vivid portrait of John Kerry as a decorated war hero. The candidate's wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, told the gathering: 'He earned his medals the old-fashioned way, by putting his life on the line.'"



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