July 27 – On This Day In History

27 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1940 – Bugs Bunny makes his first ever appearance in the cartoon A Wild Hare.
  • 1949 – First flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.

Who was born today?

  • 1733 – Jeremiah Dixon – English astronomer and surveyor.
  • 1929 – Jack Higgins – English writer.
  • 1938 – Gary Gygax – American game designer (Dungeons and Dragons)

 

Who died today?

  • 1946 – Gertrude Stein – American writer.

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