Today in history – July 27

1789 – The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established. It will later be renamed Department of State.

1890 – Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.

1940 – The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.

1953 – A truce officially ended the Korean War, which had begun June 25, 1950.

1974 – The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.

1995 – The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

1996 – A pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during the 1996 Summer Olympics.