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The major events of July 27 in Indian and world history are as follows:-

1713 - Russia and Turkey sign a peace treaty.

1789 - The Department of Foreign Affairs, the first federal agency, is established.

1836 - Establishment of Adelaide in South Australia.

1862 - Hurricane storm in the American city of Canton kills 40 thousand people.

1888 - Philip Pratt demonstrates the first electric automobile.

1889 – The British India Committee, a branch of the Indian National Congress, is opened in London under the leadership of Dadabhai Naoroji, William Wedderburn, WS Cain, and William Digby.

1897 - Bal Gangadhar Tilak was arrested for the first time.

1913- The birth of Kalpana Dutt, one of the women revolutionaries who fought for independence.

1922 - The International Geographical Union is formed in Brussels.

1935 – Floods in the Yangtze and Hoang Rivers in China kill two million people.

1940- Birth of Bharati Mukherjee, a famous writer of Indian origin.

1962 – Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the African-American civil rights struggle, is imprisoned in Albany, Georgia.

1982 - First US visit by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in nearly 11 years.

1994 - Shooter Jaspal Rana won the gold medal at the World Shooting Championships.

1996 - The Olympic Games were held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

1987 - Explorers discover the wreckage of the Titanic.

2002 - 70 people are killed in a plane crash in Ukraine.

2003 - The United States imposes new sanctions on a North Korean company selling Scud missiles to Yemen.

2006 - The Russian launch vehicle Neper hits the ground.

2007 - Australian scientists claim to have found the jaw fossil of a giant vombat, found about 40,000 years ago.

2015- Dr. Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, died in Shillong.