July 27 in Pop Culture History
1694 – A Royal charter was granted to the Bank of England.
1789 – The first US federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, was established (later renamed the Department of State).
1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.
1890 – Vincent van Gogh (probably) shot himself, and died from the chest wound on July …