January 27st Events

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January 27th, 1998 (January 27 1998)EventTrajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.
January 27th, 1996 (January 27 1996)EventColonel Ibrahim Bare Mainassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
January 27th, 1996 (January 27 1996)EventGermany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
January 27th, 1983 (January 27 1983)EventPilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world s longest subaqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido breaks through.
January 27th, 1974 (January 27 1974)EventBrisbane river has the largest flood in the 20th Century
January 27th, 1973 (January 27 1973)EventParis Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde falls, becoming the conflict s last recorded American combat casualty.
January 27th, 1967 (January 27 1967)EventApollo program: Apollo Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of the spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center.Edward Kennedy Quotes
January 27th, 1967 (January 27 1967)EventMore than sixty nations sign the Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear weapons in space.
January 27th, 1951 (January 27 1951)EventNuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on the Frenchman Flats.
January 27th, 1945 (January 27 1945)EventWorld War II: The Red Army arrives at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
January 27th, 1944 (January 27 1944)EventWorld War II: The two-year Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
January 27th, 1939 (January 27 1939)EventFirst flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
January 27th, 1918 (January 27 1918)EventThe first hostilities occurred in the Finnish Civil War.
January 27th, 1909 (January 27 1909)EventThe Young Left is founded in Norway.
January 27th, 1888 (January 27 1888)EventIn Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Society is founded.
January 27th, 1870 (January 27 1870)EventThe first women s fraternity, Kappa Alpha Theta, is formed at DePauw University.
January 27th, 1825 (January 27 1825)EventU.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 27th, 1785 (January 27 1785)EventThe University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
January 27th, 1695 (January 27 1695)EventMustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his death in 1703.
January 27th, 1606 (January 27 1606)EventGunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, and ending in their execution on January 31.Guy Fawkes Quotes
January 27th, 1593 (January 27 1593)EventVatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno.Giordano Bruno Quotes
January 27th, 1343 (January 27 1343)EventPope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus.
January 27th, 1186 (January 27 1186)EventHenry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, weds Constance of Sicily.
January 27th, 1142 (January 27 1142)EventWrongful execution of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.

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