On This Day in History

for Tuesday 27th January 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 172

661 - Rashidun Caliphate, then the largest empire in history, ends with death of Ali. Succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphate
1825 - U.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."
1924 - Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow
1944 - Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
1945 - Russia liberates Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
1973 - US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 267

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

1186 - Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, weds Constance of Sicily.
1937 - Musician Nat King Cole (17) weds dancer Nadine Robinson in Ypsilanti, Michigan
1996 - "ER" TV actress Yvette Freeman (39) weds musical director Lawny Hartley (49) in Dunleith, Delaware
2006 - Mexican Latin Grammy Award singer Ana Barbara (35) weds Jose Maria Fernandez in Mexico

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1997 - "Wall Street" actor Charlie Sheen (31) divorces model Donna Peele after nearly 5 months of getting married

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 126

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 261


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