July 27

In 1974, during the Watergate investigation, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted 27 – 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon. The Committee would later pass a second article of impeachment for abuse of power, and then a third article for contempt of Congress. Nixon eventually resigned in August 8, 1974.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. in 1995. The memorial is located southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and just south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall. It commemorates those who served in the Korean War. The building of the memorial began with its approval by Congress in 1986. President George H.W. Bush conducted the groundbreaking ceremony on June 14, 1992. July 27, 1995 was the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. 54,246 American servicemen lost their lives during the war.

In 1996, the Centennial Olympic Park bombing occurred at the Atlanta Olympic Games. One person was killed and 111 others were injured by the pipe bomb. It was the first of four bombings attributed to Eric Robert Rudolph. Security guard Richard Jewell discovered the bomb and cleared most of the people out of the park before the explosion. Jewell was falsely implicated in the bombing by the FBA and was later cleared of all charges. Rudolph was arrested in 2003 and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Birthdays Today

1905Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)
1916Keenan Wynn, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
1922Norman Lear, American screenwriter and producer
1948Peggy Fleming, American figure skater

Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.