On July 27, 1866, Cyrus W. Field finished laying out the first successful underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe (a previous cable in 1858 burned out after a few weeks’ use).
In 1909, during the first official test of the U.S. Army’s first airplane, Orville Wright flew himself and a passenger, Lt. Frank Lahm, above Fort Myer, Virginia, for one hour and 12 minutes.
In 1921, researcher Frederick Banting and his assistant, Charles Best, succeeded in isolating the hormone insulin at the University of Toronto.
In 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom.
In 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated as the Republican presidental candidate.
In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommends that America’s 37th president, Richard M. Nixon, be impeached and removed from office.
in 1976, Tina Turner filed for divorce from her husband Ike, ending their violent 16-year marriage and successful musical partnership.
in 1981, Adam John Walsh, age 6, is abducted from a mall in Hollywood, Florida, and later found murdered. later found murdered.
In 1986, Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Easten Europe when they played at Budapest’s Nepstadion, Hungary, the gig was filmed and released as ‘Queen Magic in Budapest’.
In 2015, the Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.