THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Thurs­day, July 27, the 208th day of 2017. There are 157 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1996: Ter­ror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb ex­ploded at Cen­ten­nial Olympic Park, di­rectly killing one per­son and in­jur­ing 111. (Anti-gov­ern­ment ex­trem­ist Eric Ru­dolph later pleaded guilty to the bomb­ing, ex­on­er­at­ing se­cu­rity guard Richard Jewell, who had been wrongly sus­pected.)

IN THE WORLD

1921: Cana­dian re­searcher Fred­er­ick Bant­ing and his as­sis­tant, Charles Best, suc­ceeded in iso­lat­ing the hor­mone in­sulin at the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

TV pro­ducer Nor­man Lear is 95. Ac­tor Jerry Van Dyke is 86. Sportscaster Irv Cross is 78. Olympic gold medal fig­ure skater Peggy Flem­ing is 69. Co­me­di­an­ac­tress-writer Carol Leifer is 61. Co­me­dian Bill Eng­vall is 60. Co­me­dian Maya Ru­dolph is 45. Ac­tor Jonathan Rhys Mey­ers is 40. Golfer Jor­dan Spi­eth is 24.

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