Historical Events for 27th July 2022

1377 – First example of quarantine in Rugusa (now Dubroknik); city council passes law saying newcomers from plague areas must isolation for 30 days (later 40 days, quaranta in Italian)
1880 – Battle of Maiwand, at which Dr Watson is wounded, breaks out
1891 – Titus van Wyck succeeds M de Savornin Lohman as governor of Suriname
1931 – Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota destroyed thousands of acres of crops
1944 – US troops occupy le Mesnil-Herman/Hill 183 Normandy
1956 – England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia’s 1st innings in 4th Test at Manchester; best return ever in Test cricket; bettered in 2nd innings 10-53
1962 – USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1990 – Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
1997 – Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser’s #16
2019 – American swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins 3 gold medals in one day at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly and mixed 4×100m freestyle relay (WR 3:19.40)

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