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On this day: July 27

POSTED: 03:29 PM PDT Jul 26, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 26, 2012 

A wise-cracking cartoon bunny makes his first appearance, the Korean War ends, Madonna drops her debut album, tragedy hits the Olympics, and an entertainment legend dies at age 100, all on this day.

OTD July 27 - Chicago Race Riot
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1919: The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a young black boy is struck by a rock thrown by a white man and dies at an informally segregated beach on the city's south side, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period. In this picture, a family leaves a home damaged in the rioting.


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