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On This Day: January 27th

This is 27th day of the year and 338 days remain in the year.

in history
1880
Thomas Edison was granted a patent for his incandescent light.
1944
The Soviets announced the end of the two-year siege of Leningrad.
1945

The Russians liberated Auschwitz concentration camp, where the Nazis had killed over 1.5 million people, including over 1 million Jews.

1951
The U.S. Air Force started atomic testing in the Nevada desert.
1967
The Apollo I fire killed astronauts Grissom, White, and Chaffee during a simulated launch at Cape Canaveral.
1973
Vietnam War peace accords were signed in Paris.
January 27 BirthdaysWolfgang Mozart

1756–1791, Austrian Composer.


John G. Roberts, Jr.jurist
Frank Millerartist, writer
Trickysinger, music producer
Tamlyn Tomitaactor
Mikhail Baryshnikovdancer
Lewis Carrollwriter
Samuel C.C. Tingphysicist
Jerome Kerncomposer
Samuel Gomperslabor leader
Hyman G. Rickoveradmiral



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