Historical Events on 27th January

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98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.
661 - Rashidun Caliphate, then the largest empire in history, ends with death of Ali. Succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphate
672 - St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
847 - Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1142 - Wrongful execution of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.
1302 - Dante becomes a Florentine political exile
1343 - Pope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus.
1538 - States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy
1556 - Willem of Orange becomes a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece
1593 - Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
1662 - 1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)
1671 - Pirate Henry Morgan lands at Panama City
1695 - Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his death in 1703.
1710 - Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget
1778 - Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres in Paris
1785 - 1st US state university chartered, Athens, Georgia
1823 - President Monroe appoints first US ambassadors to South America
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great 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."
1864 - Battle of Fair Gardens, TN
1864 - Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
1870 - 1st sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) (DePauw U in Greencastle, Indiana)
1870 - After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to Union
1870 - Manitoba & Northwest Territories incorporated
1880 - Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
1886 - First British government of Salisbury resigns
1888 - National Geographic Society organizes (Wash DC)
1891 - Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania
1894 - 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1894 - Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park
1896 - Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory
1897 - British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)
1900 - Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention
1900 - Foreign diplomats in Peking, China, write formal notes of protest demanding that the Chinese Government stop the Boxes and other groups leading attacks on Westerners and Christians.
1902 - 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
1905 - Maurice Rouvier forms government in France
1906 - Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec
1908 - Pasiphaë, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte
1909 - The Young Left is founded in Norway.
1914 - A petition is written and submitted by the black and coloured women of the Orange Free State, an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa, against the carrying of passes by women
1915 - US Marines occupy Haiti
1916 - Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin
1917 - Coen de Koning wins 2nd official 11 cities race (9:53) (record)
1918 - "Tarzan of the Apes", 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater
1918 - The first hostilities occurred in the Finnish Civil War.
1924 - Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1924 - Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow
1924 - The Natal Indian Congress and the Natal Indian Association jointly organise a mass meeting in Durban, South Africa in opposition to the Class Areas Bill
1926 - US Senate agrees to join World Court
1926 - Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics
1933 - Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold
1934 - 27th Australian Men's Tennis Open: Fred Perry beat Crawford (6-3 7-5 6-1)
1934 - French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
1934 - VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe
1939 - First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
1940 - -17°F (-27°C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin SchrödingerPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger 1941 - Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor
1942 - -19°F (-27.4°C), Netherland's coldest day since 1850
1943 - 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
1944 - Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
1944 - Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves
1945 - Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)
1945 - Russia liberates Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
1945 - S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC
1945 - Wally van Hall, Dutch banker and resistance leader, arrested
1948 - 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
1948 - 1st tape recorder sold
1949 - Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
1950 - 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show & Texaco Star Theater win
1951 - "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
1951 - US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
1953 - Netherlands end Marshall aid
1955 - "Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 476 perfs
1956 - NFL's NY Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1956 - Elvis Presley's releases the single "Heartbreak Hotel"
1957 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
1958 - Ferenc Munnich succeeds Kadar as premier of Hungary
1961 - "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
1962 - "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
1963 - Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
1963 - Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1964 - Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
1964 - Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid
1965 - 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
1965 - Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue
1966 - Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1967 - A fire in the Apollo I Command Module kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee during a launch rehearsal
1967 - The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
1967 - New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
1967 - Treaty signed banning military use of nuclear weapons in space
1968 - "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs
1969 - 14 spies hanged in Baghdad
1969 - 9 Jews publicly executed in Damascus, Syria
1969 - Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)
1969 - Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years
1969 - Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)
1970 - Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
NFL Head Coach Chuck NollNFL Head Coach Chuck Noll 1971 - Montgomery St Station, last link in Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco, 'holed thru'
1971 - The body of a man who had been shot dead is found in Belfast
1972 - Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers shot dead by IRA in an attack on their patrol car in the Creggan Road, Derry
1972 - The British Army and the Irish Republican Army engage in gun battles near County Armagh; British troops fire over 1,000 rounds of amunition
1973 - UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
1973 - US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft
1973 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1973 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
1974 - "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances
1976 - "Laverne & Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV
1976 - 9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver
1976 - Morocco-Algeria battles in West Sahara
1976 - Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia
1977 - 1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV
Actress Jane FondaActress Jane Fonda 1979 - 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win
1979 - Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
1980 - "Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 45 perfs
1980 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 37-27
1980 - Robert Mugabe returns to Rhodesia after 5 years in exile
1982 - "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale NYC for 747 perfs
1982 - Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland
1982 - Phila trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
1982 - Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras
1982 - West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup
1983 - World's longest underwater tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
1984 - John & Yoko release "Milk & Honey" album
1984 - LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 1984 - Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
1985 - "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 perf
1985 - 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
1985 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
1985 - Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
1985 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14
1986 - 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle
1987 - Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team
1988 - Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court
1989 - German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed
1989 - Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
1989 - Okla linebacker Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 1990 - 64th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats MJ Fernandez (6-3, 6-4)
1991 - 79th Australian Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4. 6-4, 6-4)
1991 - Dutch Pacifist Socialistic Party disbands
1991 - Nadine Strossen is 1st female president of the ACLU
1991 - Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB ("Wide Right"
1992 - "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 perfs
1992 - 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
1992 - Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee
1992 - Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)
1992 - Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 1993 - DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
1994 - "No Man's Land" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
1994 - Carlos Reina succeeds pres Callejas in Honduras
1994 - Romanian social democrats form government with anti-Semites
1995 - 69th Australian Women's Tennis: Mary Pierce beats A S Vicario (63 62)
1995 - Eric Cantona of Manchester United fined and banned from playing football after attacking a fan
1996 - 15 day old conjoined twins separate:Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
1996 - 70th Australian Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61)
1996 - Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop
1996 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1996 - Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
1996 - Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston
1996 - Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 1997 - "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" opens at Gershwin NYC
1997 - 24th American Music Awards: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win
1998 - Crane crashes into Roosevelt Island tram (NYC), injuring 10
1998 - Roland Clarkson discovers 2^3021377-1 (37th known Mersenne prime)
1998 - WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics & Detroit Shock
2013 - 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan
2013 - In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured
2013 - 11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal
2013 - 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
2013 - Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to wins his third consecutive men's singles title at the 2013 Australian Open
Singer-Songwriter Alanis MorissetteSinger-Songwriter Alanis Morissette 2013 - Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
2013 - Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
2013 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35

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