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  • Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 27, 1919

    Red Summer

    Annapolis riot

    Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 27, 1919

    The Annapolis riot of 1919 took place on June 27, 1919, between midnight and 1 AM, in Annapolis, Maryland. A mob of African-American bluejackets from the U.S. Navy fought local Annapolis African-Americans.




  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 27, 1919

    Red Summer

    Chicago riot

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 27, 1919

    Longstanding racial tensions between whites and blacks exploded in five days of violence that started on July 27, 1919. On that hot summer day, on a segregated Chicago beach, a group of white men stoned Eugene Williams to death when he crossed the unofficial barrier between the white and black sections of the 29th Street beach. Tensions escalated when a white police officer not only failed to arrest the white man responsible for Williams' death, but arrested a black man instead. Objections by black observers were met with violence by whites. Attacks between white and black mobs erupted swiftly. Because of the rioting, 38 people died (23 African American and 15 white), and another 537 were injured, two-thirds of them African American; one African-American Patrolman John W. Simpson was the only policeman killed in the riot.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 27, 1979

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    Short live retirement

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 27, 1979

    Following this win, on July 27, 1979, Ali announced his retirement from boxing. His retirement was short-lived, however; Ali announced his comeback to face Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship an unprecedented fourth time. The fight was largely motivated by Ali's need for money.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    Richard Jewell

    The "Town Square" of the Olympics

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    Centennial Olympic Park was designed as the "town square" of the Olympics, and thousands of spectators had gathered for a late concert and merrymaking. Sometime after midnight, July 27, 1996, Eric Robert Rudolph, a terrorist who would later bomb a lesbian nightclub and two abortion clinics, planted a green backpack containing a fragmentation-laden pipe bomb underneath a bench. Jewell was working as a security guard for the event.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    Richard Jewell

    A Bag

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    On July 27, 1996, He discovered the bag and alerted Georgia Bureau of Investigation officers. This discovery was nine minutes before Rudolph called 9-1-1 to deliver a warning.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    Richard Jewell

    Clearing the Immediate Area

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    On July 27, 1996, Jewell and other security guards began clearing the immediate area so that a bomb squad could investigate the suspicious package.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    Richard Jewell

    Bombing

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    On July 27, 1996, The bomb exploded 13 minutes later, killing Alice Hawthorne and injuring over one hundred others. A cameraman also died of a heart attack while running to cover the incident.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jul 27, 2006

    Stan Lee

    Who Wants to Be a Superhero?

    U.S.
    Thursday Jul 27, 2006

    From July 2006 until September 2007 Lee hosted, co-created, executive-produced, and judged the reality television game show competition Who Wants to Be a Superhero? on the Sci-Fi Channel.


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