January 27 in History – What happened on 27 January in Past

27 January - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, January 27 is the day number 27 in a given year. January 27 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

January 27 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
447An earthquake destroyed large sections of the Walls of Constantinople.
1142Despite having saved the Southern Song dynasty from attempts by the northern Jin dynasty to conquer it, Chinese general Yue Fei was executed by the Song government.
1343Pope Clement VI issued the papal bull Unigenitus to justify the power of the pope and the use of indulgences.
1756Britain and Prussia signed the Treaty of Westminster.
1785The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, one of the oldest public universities in the United States, was founded.
1841Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica, was discovered and established under the name James Clark Ross.
1868Boshin War: The Battle of Toba–Fushimi, where pro-Imperial forces defeated those of the Tokugawa shogunate and which was a catalyst for the Meiji Restoration, began in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.
1880Thomas Alva Edison patented the electric bulb.
1888The National Geographic Society, publisher of National Geographic magazine, was incorporated in Washington, D.C., as 'a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge'.
1891109 people were killed in a mine explosion in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania.
1897British troops captured Bida Gold Cost of Ghana.
1900German researcher Felix Hafmann made pain medicine for the first time. This drug is currently called aspirin.
1905Maurice Rouviere formed the government in France.
1926Scottish scientist John Logie Baird demonstrated television to the world. It was named Televisor at that time.
1943The US launched an air strike on Germany for the first time.
1944World War II-The Soviet Leningrad–Novgorod Offensive successfully lifted the Siege of Leningrad, 872 days after it began.
1945The Soviet Red Army liberated over 7,500 prisoners left behind by Nazi personnel in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim,Poland.
1948First tape recorder sold for the first time.
1959The foundation stone of the first College of Engineering and Technology was laid in New Delhi.
1967The Apollo 1 spacecraft was destroyed by fire at the Kennedy Space Center, killing astronaut Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee.
1969In Baghdad, 14 people were sentenced to death for espionage.
1974The Brisbane River, which runs through the heart of Brisbane,broke its banks and flooded the surrounding areas.
1974President VV Giri dedicated the Nehru Memorial Museum at Teen Murti in New Delhi to the nation.
1976The first battle of Amgala in the Spanish Sahara ended between Morocco and Algeria.
1980With the assistance of Canadian government officials, six American diplomats who had avoided capture in the Iran hostage crisis escaped to Zurich, Switzerland.
1988The helicopter postal service was inaugurated for the first time.
1993An accident took 12 lives due to Dc-3 crash in Kinshasa. It caused a lot of damage.
1993American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Taro became the first foreigner to reach the rank of yokozuna (grand champion).
1994Romanian social democrats formed government with anti Semitic.
1995In the 69th Australian Women's Tennis opens Mary Pierce beats A S Vicario (63 62)
1996Germany celebrated Holocaust for the first time as Remembrance Day. It was amazing news for the country.
1996Mahamane Ousmane, the first democratically elected president of Niger, was deposed by Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara in a military coup d'état.
1997Toni Braxton and Alanis Morissette won the 24th American Music Award.
199810 injured due to Crane crash in Roosevelt Is (New York City) Tram causing 10 injuries.
2002An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, killed at least 1,100 people and displaced over 20,000 others.
2003The first selections for the National Recording Registry wereannounced by the U.S. Library of Congress.
200896 Women's Australian Open: Maria Sharapova defeated Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-3).
2011Burma has been criticized for its Human rights record by the United Nation Human Rights Council.
2011Arab Spring-The Yemeni Revolution began as over 16,000 protestors demonstrated in Sana'a to demand governmental changes.
2012The main opposition leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo condemns parliamentary election as rigged. He calls for a strike in protest of his house arrest.
2013The Serbian tennis pro Novak Djokovic achieved a four-set victory over opponent Andy Murray. He won the men's singles at the 2013 Australian Open.
2013Seven people died and 630 people were injured during protests in Egypt.
2014The U.S. postal service has taken initiative to increase the rate in postage. This has been approved in last December and the price of first class postage is increased from 46 cents to 49 cents.



Famous Birthdays of January 27:

YearName / Profession / Country
1952G. E. Smith / Writer / United States of America
1908William Randolph Hearst / Journalist / United States of America
1850Samuel Gompers / Politician / United States of America
1848Tōgō Heihachirō / Admiral / Japan
1959Cris Collinsworth / Footballer / United States of America
1987Anton Shunin / Fooballer / Russia
1968Matt Stover / Footballer / United States of America
1885Jerome Kern / Writer / United States of America
1878Dorothy Scarborough / Author / United States of America
1979Rosamund Pike / Actress / United Kingdom
1934Édith Cresson / Politician / France
1824Urbain Johnson / Farmer / Canada
1936Samuel C. C. Ting / Academic / United States of America
1946Christopher Hum / Academic / United Kingdom
1944Nick Mason / Writer / United Kingdom
1988Kerlon / Footballer / Brazil
1941Beatrice Tinsley / Astronomer / New Zealand
1905Howard McNear / Actor / United States of America
1585Hendrick Avercamp / Painter / Netherlands
1981Alicia Molik / Tennis Player / Australia
1885Seison Maeda / Painter / Japan
1976Fred Taylor / Footballer / United States of America
1955Brian Engblom / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1957Janick Gers / Writer / United Kingdom
1814Eugène Viollet-le-Duc / Architect / France
1940Reynaldo Rey / Actor / United States of America
1947Vyron Polydoras / Politician / Greece
1991Sebastine Ikahihifo / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1969Patton Oswalt / Actor / United States of America
1942John Witherspoon / Actor / United States of America

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Read in Hindi : 27 जनवरी की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

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