January 27th - Basic Facts:
- January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 338 days remaining until the end of the year (339 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 26.
- Next day is January 28.
January 27th Deaths (Here)
January 27 Events:
98 – Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.
661 – The Rashidun Caliphate ends with death of Ali.
1142 – Song Dynasty General Yue Fei is executed, believed wrongful.
1186 – Henry VI, the son & heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.
1343 – The Bull Unigenitus issued by Pope Clement VI.
1593 – The 7 year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno is opened by the Vatican.
1606 – Gunpowder Plot - trial of Guy Fawkes & conspirators begins.
1695 – Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul following the death of Ahmed II.
1785 – University of Georgia is founded - 1st public university in the United States.
1888 – In Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Society is founded.
1909 – The Young Left is founded in Norway.
1918 – Finnish Civil War - 1st hostilities occur.
1939 – Lockheed P-38 Lightning's 1st flight occurs.
1943 – VIII Bomber Command dispatched 91 B-17s & B-24s to attack the U-Boat construction yards at Wilhemshafen, Germany (World War II).
1944 – The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted (World War II).
1945 – Red Army liberates the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland (World War II).
1951 – Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site starts - one-kiloton bomb is dropped on Frenchman Flat.
1967 – Apollo 1 – Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White & Roger Chaffee are killed by a fire occurring during the test of their spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center (Apollo program).
1967 – Outer Space Treaty - over 60 nations sign to the banning nuclear weapons in space.
1973 – The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War.
1974 – Brisbane River (Queensland, Australia) breaches its banks - flooding the city of Brisbane.
1983 – Pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel breaks through between the Japanese islands of Honshū & Hokkaidō (world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel - 53.85 km).
1984 – Michael Jackson (singer) suffers 2nd & 3rd degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.
1996 – In a military coup in Niger deposes elected president, Mahamane Ousmane.
1996 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day first observed by Germany.
2006 – Western Union - discontinuation of its Telegram & Commercial Messaging services.
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