Today in history: July 27In 1694, the Bank of England...

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July 27, 1996

Today in history: July 27

In 1694, the Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution.

In 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting.

In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to recommend President Nixon's impeachment on a charge that he had personally engaged in a "course of conduct" designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.

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