January 27: Today in History – Historical Events
Early Centuries – January 27 Historic Events – Before the 1700s
1. 27th Jan 1142: On this day General Yue Fie of the noted Song Dynasty was wrongfully executed.
2. 27th Jan 1538: William Van Kleef was accepted as viceroy by the States of Gelderland.
3. 27th Jan 1556: William of Orange becomes a knight of the order of the Golden Fleece.
4. 27th Jan 1593: The Vatican opens a 7-year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno on this day.
5. 27th Jan 1662: This day marks the first lime kiln in America going into operation.
6. 27th Jan 1671: On this day Pirate Henry Morgan landed in Panama City.
7. 27th Jan 1695: After the demise of Ahmed II, Mustafa II became the Ottoman Sultan of Istanbul. He went on to rule till his death in 1703.
18th Century – What Happened on January 27 – The 1700s
8. 27th Jan 1710: The first Russian state budget was set on this day by Russian Tsar Peter the Great.
9. 27th Jan 1736: Stanislas the last king of Poland was abdicated on this day.
19th Century – January 27 This Day That Year – The 1800s
10. 27th Jan 1823: US President Monroe appoints the first US ambassadors in South America.
11. 27th Jan 1825: The US Congress approved the Indian Territory, clearing the way for the forced relocation of Eastern Indians on the “Trial of Tears”.
12. 27th Jan 1870: The first women’s sorority (Kappa, Alfa, Theta) was founded at Indian Asbury University in Greencastle.
13. 27th Jan 1870: Virginia on this day was readmitted to the union after the acceptance of the 15th amendment.
14. 27th Jan 1880: Inventor Thomas Alva Edison patented his incandescent lamp on this day.
15. 27th Jan 1886: This day marks the resignation of the Salisbury government in
16. 27th Jan 1888: The National Geographic Society was formed on this day in Washington DC.
17. 27th Jan 1891: There was a mine explosion on this day at Mount Pleasant in Pennsylvania which killed 109 people
18. 27th Jan 1897: British troops occupied the Bida Gold Coast in Ghana.
20th Century – Important Events On This Day January 27th – The 1900s
19. 27th Jan 1900: The first convention of the Social Democratic Party in America was held on this day.
20. 27th Jan 1900: Fearing a revolt in China, foreign diplomats in Peking, demanded that the imperial government discipline the Boxer rebels.
21. 27th Jan 1902: An explosion during the construction of the IRT subway in New York City resulted in the death of five workers.
22. 27th Jan 1905: Maurice Rouvier forms a government in France on this day.
23. 27th Jan 1908: Melotte on this day discovered Pasiphae, a satellite of Jupiter.
24. 27th Jan 1914: Black and Colored women of the Orange Free State, an independent Boer sovereign republic in South Africa wrote and submitted a petition against the carrying of passes by women.
25. 27th Jan 1915: Haiti was on this day occupied by the US Marines.
26. 27th Jan 1916: Communist Party “Spartacus Letters” was first published in Berlin.
27. 27th Jan 1918: In the Finnish Civil War the first hostilities occurred on this day.
28. 27th Jan 1924: King Foead of Egypt on this day nominated Saad Zaghloel Pasja as Prime Minister.
29. 27th Jan 1924: Marxist revolutionary and Russian leader Vladimir Lenin was placed in a Mausoleum in Red Square Moscow.
30. 27th Jan 1924: The Nation Indian Congress and National Indian Association jointly organize a mass meeting in Durban, South Africa to oppose the Class Areas Bill.
31. 27th Jan 1926: The Scottish inventor John Baird demonstrated a pictorial transmission machine the “television”.
32. 27th Jan 1926: The US Congress on this day agreed to join the World Court.
33. 27th Jan 1927: A Radio network with contracts with 16 stations was started on this day by United Independent Broadcasters Inc. This company later became Colombia Broadcasting System.
34. 27th Jan 1933: The head of the German President’s office Otto Meissner has dinner with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold on this day.
35. 27th Jan 1934: This day marks the fall of the French Government of Chautemps.
36. 27th Jan 1934: In the 27th Australian Open men’s championship Fred Perry beat Crawford in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, 6-1.
37. 27th Jan 1934: In the 27th Australian Open women’s championship Joan Hartigan Bathurst beat Margret Molesworth in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
38. 27th Jan 1941: Rivera-Schreiber, a Peruvian agent warns of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
39. 27th Jan 1943: The first all-American bombing during World War II against Germany took place on this day. About 50 bombers attacked Wilhelmshaven.
40. 27th Jan 1944: Russia announced on this day that the two-year German siege of Leningrad had ended.
41. 27th Jan 1945: Nazi occupiers in the Netherlands forbid transport of food to the west.
42. 27th Jan 1945: Wally van Hall, a Dutch banker and a resistance leader was arrested on this day.
43. 27th Jan 1945: The Nazi concentration camps in Auschwitz and Birkenau were liberated by the Russian troops on this day.
44. 27th Jan 1948: The first locomotive which can haul 1000,000 pounds operates on this day.
45. 27th Jan 1948: The Wire Recording Corporation of America on this day announced the first magnetic tape recorder. The machine was sold for $149.50.
46. 27th Jan 1949: The Chinese liner “Taiping” collided with a Collier off south China on this day.
47. 27th Jan 1951: The US begins its atomic testing on this day in Nevada. Air Force plane dropped a Kilo-ton bomb on Frenchman Flats.
48. 27th Jan 1957: A radio workshop by the Colombia Broadcasting Service was heard for the first time on this day.
49. 27th Jan 1958: Ferenc Munnich on this day succeeded Kadar as Premier of Hungry.
50. 27th Jan 1964: Margret Chase Smith(Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Presidential bid
51. 27th Jan 1965: On this day the first ground station for aircraft via satellite was established.
52. 27th Jan 1967: In a flash fire during the testing of the Apollo I spacecraft at Cape Kennedy, astronauts Virgil I, “Gus” Grissom, Edward H White, and Roger B Chaffee lost their lives.
53. 27th Jan 1967: More than 60 nations on this day signed the Outer Space Treaty which banned the orbiting of nuclear weapons and placing of weapons in celestial bodies and space stations.
54. 27th Jan 1969: On this day nine Jews were publicly executed in Damascus, Syria.
55. 27th Jan 1972: The British Army and the Irish Republican Army engage in a gun battle near County Armagh. More than 1000 rounds of ammunition were fired by the British Army.
56. 27th Jan 1973: The Vietnam peace accord was signed on this day in Paris.
57. 27th Jan 1977: The Roman Catholic Church’s ban on female priests was reaffirmed by the Vatican on this day.
58. 27th Jan 1977: President Jimmy Carter on this day pardoned most of the Vietnam War draft evaders.
59. 27th Jan 1980: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returns to Rhodesia on this day after five years in exile.
60. 27th Jan 1981: The 52 American hostages released by Iran were greeted by US President Ronald Regan in the White House.
61. 27th Jan 1982: On this day Mauno Koivisto was installed as President of Finland.
62. 27th Jan 1982: Roberto S Cardova on this day was installed as President of Honduras.
63. 27th Jan 1983: A 53.9 KM long subaqueous tunnel, the world’s longest was opened on this day, Honshu-Hokkaid.
64. 27th Jan 1984: In the indoor games long jump Carl Lewis created a new world record. He jumped 28 feet 10 ½ inches. He bettered his record by 9 ¼ inches.
65. 27th Jan 1985: The 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) mission discovery returned to earth this day.
66. 27th Jan 1985: On this day the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, announced its plan to sell the soft drink in the Soviet Union.
67. 27th Jan 1988: The nomination of Judge Antony M Kennedy to the Supreme Court was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
68. 27th Jan 1989: German war criminals Fischer and Aus der Funten were freed on this day.
69. 27th Jan 1991: The Dutch Pacifist Socialist Party was disbanded on this day.
70. 27th Jan 1991: In the 79th men’s Australian Open championship Boris Becker beat Ivan Lendl in four sets 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
71. 27th Jan 1991: In the 79th women’s Australian Open Monica Seles beat Jana Novotna 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.
72. 27th Jan 1992: Presidential candidate Bill Clinton and Jenifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion that they had a 12-year affair.
73. 27th Jan 1992: Heavy Weight boxing champion on this day stood trial on charges of raping an 18-year-old contestant in the 1991 Miss Black America contest.
74. 27th Jan 1993: A DC 3 crashed in Kinshasa. The crash killed 12 people.
75. 27th Jan 1994: On this day Carlos Reina succeeds President Callejas in Honduras.
76. 27th Jan 1994: Social Democrats of Romania form government with anti-Semites.
77. 27th Jan 1996: France on this day performed a nuclear test at Muruora Island.
78. 27th Jan 1996: Germany on this day Celebrated its first Holocaust remembrance day.
79. 27th Jan 1996: The first democratically elected President of Niger was deposed on this day in a military coup by Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara.
80. 27th Jan 1996: Catherin Roskam on this day became the first female bishop of New York.
81. 27th Jan 1997: It was on this day revealed that the French national museums were holding about 2000 works of art which were stolen by the Nazis from the Jews during World War II.
82. 27th Jan 1998: On this day Hillary Clinton, the US First Lady appeared on the “Today Show” of NBC. She charged that allegations against her husband were the work of a “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy”.
83. 27th Jan 1998: A crane crashes into a Roosevelt Island tram. Ten people were injured in the crash.
84. 27th Jan 1999: The dismissal of the impeachment case against President Clinton was blocked by the US Senate. They voted for a new testimony from Monica Lewinsky and a couple of other witnesses.
21st Century – January 27 This Day In History – The 2000s
85. 27th Jan 2002: A series of explosions occurred at a military dump in Lagos Nigeria. More than 1,000 people lost their lives in their attempt to escape.
86. 27th Jan 2002: In the 90th Australian women’s championship Jennifer Capriati beat Martin Hingis, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2.
87. 27th Jan 2002: In the 90th Australian men’s championship, Thomas Johansson beat Mart Safin 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6.
88. 27th Jan 2003: The parent company of Kraft Foods, Phillip Morris USA, Phillip Morris International, and Phillip Morris Capital Corporation got the new name Altria Group Inc. on this day.
89. 27th Jan 2008: In the 96th Australian Open women’s Championship, Maria Sharapova beat Ana Ivanovic in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.
90. 27th Jan 2008: In the 96th men’s Australian Open championship, Nova Djokovic beat Joe Wilfred Tsonga, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6.
91. 27th Jan 2010: The Apple iPad was unveiled by Steve Jobs on this day.
92. 27th Jan 2011: There was an outbreak of bird flu in Japan forcing the slaughter of 150,000 chicks.
93. 27th Jan 2011: Burma was criticized by the UN Human Rights Commission for its human rights record.
94. 27th Jan 2012: The main opposition leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo terms the elections as rigged. He calls for a strike to protest against his house arrest.
95. 27th Jan 2013: A retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility in Turkey. 7 people were killed and 3 were injured.
96. 27th Jan 2013: Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray in four sets in the Australian Open Championship.
97. 27th Jan 2013: A small pyrotechnics show ignited the soundproofing material in the roof of the windowless night club causing a fire in Santa Maria in southern Brazil. It killed 237 partygoers and injured 169 others.
98. 27th Jan 2014: A former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia. He claimed that there was a threat to his life on account of his decision to leak classified NSA documents about mining emails, telephone call logs, etc.
99. 27th Jan 2014: The postage service in the US is set to implement to rate hike in postal services approved in December, first class postage stamp hiked to 49 cents from the existing 46 cents.
100. 27th Jan 2015: Boston and nearby New England experience a powerful blizzard with over two feet of snow and wind speeds of 70 miles per hour.
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