July 27th - Today in American History
1789 - The House of Representatives and Senate approved legislation to establish a Department of Foreign Affairs and President Washington signed it into law, making it the first federal agency to be created under the new Constitution, later to be known as the Department of State.
1804 - The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, directing Electors to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.
1866 - Cyrus Field successfully completed the first underwater transatlantic telegraph cable from North America to Europe, allowing a message and a response in the same day, before this it would take 10 days by ship.
1909 - Orville Wright set a record for the longest airplane flight. He was testing the first Army airplane and kept it in the air for 1 hour 12 minutes and 38 second, witnessed by President William H. Taft, his cabinet, other high-level government officials and an estimated 10,000 spectators.
1940 - Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare." (pictured above)
1965 - In the U.S., the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act was signed into law. The law required health warnings on all cigarette packages.
2017 - Licensed Loan Originators begin originating residential loans in states they're NOT licensed by using American Mortgage Bank’s “Contract Originator Program”. Contact: Trent@AmericanMB.com or (405) 285-1234 ext. 141.