Posted: Jul 27, 2017 06:46 PM PDT
Updated: Jul 27, 2017 06:46 PM PDT
The first disco opens, the United States slaps an embargo on Cuba, Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at an Atlanta sit-in, and Saddam Hussein goes on trial, all on this day.
As students get settled in to a new school year, WalletHub has released its list of states with the best and worst school systems.
Herman Melville's masterpiece is printed, the U.S. takes possession of Alaska and Puerto Rico, and Reggie Jackson goes deep three times in the World Series, all on this day.
Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion, "Jailhouse Rock" premieres, the New York World's Fair comes to an end, OPEC begins its oil embargo, and a deadly earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area, all on this day.