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July 27: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(July 27, 1890)
Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch painter, commits suicide at Auvers-sur-Oise and dies two days later from his wounds. photo source: wikimedia.org

(July 27, 1921)
Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by biochemist Frederick Banting, have demonstrated that the hormone insulin is responsible for controlling blood sugar levels in humans.

Happy Birthday! (July 27, 1963)
Donnie Yen, Chinese-Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and martial artist. photo source: wikimedia.org

(July 27, 1996)
An explosive pipe bomb detonates at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, United States, during the 1996 Summer Games.

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