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On This Day in History - 27th July


1824Alexandre Dumas, French author
1930Shirley Williams, Politician
1942Bobby Gentry, American singer
1955Alan Border, Australian cricketer
1958Christopher Dean, British Olympic skater
1960Jo Durie, Tennis player


1694An act of Parliament founded The Bank of England
1953The Korean war came to an end, with the signing of the armistice
1964Winston Churchill made his last appearance in the House of Commons
1980The deposed Shah of Iran died in exile
1984James Mason, the English film actor, died
1985Milton Obote, the President of Uganda, was overthrown