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    What happened on January 27

    • January 27, 0098 Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.

    • January 27, 0672 St. Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope.

    • January 27, 0847 Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope.

    • January 27, 1142 Wrongful execution of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.

    • January 27, 1186 "Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, weds Constance of Sicily."

    • January 27, 1302 Dante becomes a Florentine political exile

    • January 27, 1343 Pope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus.

    • January 27, 1416 "Republic of Dubrovnik, as a first state in Europe, outlaw slavery"

    • January 27, 1538 States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy

    • January 27, 1556 Willem of Orange becomes knight of Guilder Flies

    • January 27, 1593 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno

    • January 27, 1606 "Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, and ending in their execution on January 31."

    • January 27, 1662 First American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)

    • January 27, 1671 Pirate Henry Morgen lands at Panama City

    • January 27, 1678 The first fire engine company in the United States went into service.

    • January 27, 1695 Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his death in 1703.

    • January 27, 1710 Czar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget

    • January 27, 1736 "Abdication of Stanislas, last king of Poland"

    • January 27, 1756 "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Composer Classical Era, born - died 5 December 1791. Full baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart"

    • January 27, 1778 "Piccinni's opera ""Roland"" premieres, Paris"

    • January 27, 1785 "First US state university chartered, Athens GA"

    • January 27, 1785 "The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States."

    • January 27, 1823 President Monroe appoints first US ambassadors to South America

    • January 27, 1825 "U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the ""Trail of Tears."""

    • January 27, 1864 "Battle of Fair Gardens, Tennessee"

    • January 27, 1864 Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford VA

    • January 27, 1870 "After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to Union"

    • January 27, 1870 Manitoba & Northwest Territories incorporated

    • January 27, 1870 "The college sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, is formed at DePauw University in Greencastle IN"

    • January 27, 1880 Thomas A. Edison receives a U.S. patent for the electric incandescent light bulb.

    • January 27, 1886 First British government of Salisbury resigns

    • January 27, 1888 "In Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Society is founded."

    • January 27, 1888 "The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C."

    • January 27, 1894 "First college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11"

    • January 27, 1894 Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park

    • January 27, 1896 Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their first ever innings victory

    • January 27, 1900 Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds first convention

    • January 27, 1902 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (New York City NY)

    • January 27, 1905 Maurice Rouvier forms government in France

    • January 27, 1906 Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 seconds

    • January 27, 1908 "Pasipha‰, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte"

    • January 27, 1909 The Young Left is founded in Norway.

    • January 27, 1910 "Thomas Crapper, British plumber who invented the modern flush toilet, dies today."

    • January 27, 1915 US Marines occupy Haiti

    • January 27, 1916 "Communist party ""Spartacus Letters"" first published in Berlin"

    • January 27, 1918 """Tarzan of the Apes,"" first Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater"

    • January 27, 1918 "The first hostilities occurred in the Finnish Civil War, beginning the war."

    • January 27, 1924 Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier

    • January 27, 1924 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square

    • January 27, 1926 John Logie Baird makes the first television broadcast.

    • January 27, 1926 US Senate agrees to join World Court

    • January 27, 1933 Otto Meisnner dines with British ambassador Rumbold

    • January 27, 1939 First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

    • January 27, 1940 "-17§F (-27§C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)"

    • January 27, 1941 Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreib‚r warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor

    • January 27, 1941 "World War II: Fighting at Derna, Libya, begins. Following the capture of Tobruk, two brigades of the 6th Australian Division under Major General Iven Mackay pursue the Italians westwards and encounters an Italian rear guard at Derna."

    • January 27, 1942 "-19§F (-27.4§C), Netherlands' coldest day since 1850"

    • January 27, 1942 "HMS THANET, sunk south east Malaya in South China Sea - by gunfire of Japanese 5.5in cruiser 'Sendai' and destroyers while attacking Japanese troop transports"

    • January 27, 1943 The first US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)

    • January 27, 1943 "World War II: Fifty bombers mount the first entirely American air raid against Germany, targeting Wilhelmshaven."

    • January 27, 1944 "Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed"

    • January 27, 1945 Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)

    • January 27, 1945 Russian troops liberate the Nazi concentration camps Birkenau and Auschwitz.

    • January 27, 1945 "Wally van Hall, ""banker in defiance,"" arrested"

    • January 27, 1945 World War II: Lt.Col. Mucci comades Army Rangers to liberate the prisoners of the Cabanatuan POW camp.

    • January 27, 1948 "The first locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates"

    • January 27, 1949 "Chinese liner ""Taiping"" collides with a collier off south China"

    • January 27, 1949 The Chief of Naval Operations authorized conversion of all new-construction cruisers to accommodate helicopters.

    • January 27, 1950 2nd Emmy Awards Ed Wynn Show & Texaco Star Theater win

    • January 27, 1951 Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flats.

    • January 27, 1951 The Air Force tests a one-kiloton atomic bomb at Frenchman Flats in the Nevada desert.

    • January 27, 1953 Netherlands end Marshall aid

    • January 27, 1958 Ferenc Mnnich follows K d r as premier of Hungary

    • January 27, 1961 """Sing Along with Mitch"" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV"

    • January 27, 1964 """Introducing the Beatles"" album released in US"

    • January 27, 1964 Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval

    • January 27, 1964 Margaret Chase Smith (Senator-R-ME) tries for Republican Presidential bid

    • January 27, 1965 The first ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite

    • January 27, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Overlanders - Michelle

    • January 27, 1967 A treaty banning the orbiting of nuclear weapons is signed by representatives of more than 60 countries.

    • January 27, 1967 Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records

    • January 27, 1967 "Fire in the spacecraft! The world is shocked to learn that astronauts Virgil ""Gus"" Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee die in a flash fire during testing of the Apollo I space capsule at Cape Kennedy, Florida."

    • January 27, 1967 More than sixty nations sign the Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear weapons in space.

    • January 27, 1967 "Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed"

    • January 27, 1967 UK hist Three US astronauts killed in fire during Apollo launch pad test

    • January 27, 1969 14 spies hung in Baghdad

    • January 27, 1969 9 Jews publicly executed in Damascus Syria

    • January 27, 1969 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)

    • January 27, 1969 Noordiers vicar Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years

    • January 27, 1970 "Movie rating system modifies ""M"" rating to ""PG"""

    • January 27, 1973 Number one hit on UK music charts - Sweet - Blockbuster

    • January 27, 1973 "US & Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war & military draft"

    • January 27, 1973 William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign US-N Vietnam treaty

    • January 27, 1976 """Laverne & Shirley"" spin-off from ""Happy Days"" premieres on ABC TV"

    • January 27, 1976 Morocco-Algeria battles in Westerly Sahara

    • January 27, 1976 Viv Richards scores his first Test century against Australia

    • January 27, 1977 Record company EMI sacks the controversial United Kingdom punk rock group the Sex Pistols.

    • January 27, 1977 "The first broadcast of ""Roots"" mini-series on ABC TV"

    • January 27, 1977 The Vatican reiterates that the Roman Catholic Church does not allow women to enter the priesthood.

    • January 27, 1979 "36th Golden Globes Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda"

    • January 27, 1979 Number one hit on UK music charts - Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

    • January 27, 1982 Mauno Koivisto installed as President of Finland

    • January 27, 1982 Roberto S Cordova installed as President of Honduras

    • January 27, 1983 Pilot shaft of World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honsh and Hokkaid breaks through.

    • January 27, 1983 "World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid"

    • January 27, 1984 "Carl Lewis beats his own indoor world long jump record by 9 inches (23.5 centimeters) with a 28-foot, 10-inch (8.795-meter) jump."

    • January 27, 1984 "John & Yoko release ""Milk & Honey"" album"

    • January 27, 1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

    • January 27, 1984 Pop singer Michael Jackson is hospitalized when his hair catches fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in Los Angeles.

    • January 27, 1986 "13th American Music Award Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & Crystal Gayle"

    • January 27, 1987 Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team

    • January 27, 1988 Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court

    • January 27, 1989 German war criminals Fischer & Austrian der Fnten freed

    • January 27, 1989 "Oklahoma's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Oklahoma grad student"

    • January 27, 1990 Dissolution of Polish communist party

    • January 27, 1990 "Four top aides of executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu go on trial in Romania, charged with genocide."

    • January 27, 1990 Number one hit on UK music charts - Kylie Minogue - Tears On My Pillow

    • January 27, 1992 "19th American Music Award C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win"

    • January 27, 1992 Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee

    • January 27, 1992 Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)

    • January 27, 1992 Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair

    • January 27, 1993 "DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12"

    • January 27, 1994 Carlos Reina succeeds President Callejas in Honduras

    • January 27, 1994 Romanian social-democrats form government with anti-Semites

    • January 27, 1995 Five thousand mourners gather at the site of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its liberation.

    • January 27, 1996 "15 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies"

    • January 27, 1996 70th Australian Open Women's Tennis Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61)

    • January 27, 1996 Catherine Roskam becomes the first New York female Episcopal bishop

    • January 27, 1996 "Colonel Ibrahim Bar Manassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup."

    • January 27, 1996 Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    • January 27, 1996 Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana vs Jamaica at Kingston

    • January 27, 1997 """Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,"" opens at Gershwin New York City NY"

    • January 27, 1997 24th American Music Award Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win

    • January 27, 1997 "It is revealed that French museums have nearly 2,000 pieces of art that were stolen by Nazis."

    • January 27, 1997 It's the worst snowstorms to hit northwest China in 30 years. An update today from Beijing says the storms have killed 39 people and caused more than 24 million dollars in losses.

    • January 27, 1997 The weekend rescue of more than 300 anglers from the ice of Lake Simcoe could cost up to 500 000 dollars. The ice fishers were stranded after a 32 kilometre-long pressure crack openedup between them and shore.

    • January 27, 1998 "Crane crashes into Roosevelt Is (New York City NY) Tram, injuring 10"

    • January 27, 1998 "First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton appears on The Today Show, calling the attacks against her husband part of a vast right-wing conspiracy."

    • January 27, 2001 Ten members of the Oklahoma State University men's basketball team and support staff die in a plane crash in Colorado.

    • January 27, 2002 "Several explosions at a military dump in Lagos, Nigeria kill more than 1,000."

    • January 27, 2007 "Approximately 100,000 protesters converge on the Mall in Washington, D.C. for the January 27, 2007 anti-war protest sponsored by United for Peace and Justice."







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