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Monday, January 27, 2014

January 27 - The Day in History

January 27 : General Interest
1888: National Geographic Society founded

On January 27, 1888, the National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C., for "the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge"... read more


American Revolution
1785 : Georgia incorporates the first state university
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/georgia-incorporates-the-first-state-university

Automotive
1965 : Shelby GT 350 debuts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/shelby-gt-350-debuts

Civil War
1862 : President Lincoln orders armies to advance
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-orders-armies-to-advance

Cold War
1973 : U.S. officially ends participation in a Cold War conflict
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-officially-ends-participation-in-a-cold-war-conflict

Crime
1978 : The so-called Dracula killer
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-so-called-dracula-killer

Disaster
2002 : Explosions trigger deadly panic in Nigeria
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/explosions-trigger-deadly-panic-in-nigeria

General Interest
1926 : Baird demonstrates TV
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baird-demonstrates-tv
1967 : Astronauts die in launch pad fire
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/astronauts-die-in-launch-pad-fire
1975 : Senate investigation of FBI and CIA activities begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/senate-investigation-of-fbi-and-cia-activities-begins
1991 : Somali dictator flees
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/somali-dictator-flees

Hollywood
2004 : Thirteen-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes nominated for Best Actress Oscar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thirteen-year-old-keisha-castle-hughes-nominated-for-best-actress-oscar

Literary
1302 : Dante is exiled from Florence
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dante-is-exiled-from-florence
2010 : "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-catcher-in-the-rye-author-jd-salinger-dies

Music
1970 : John Lennon writes and records "Instant Karma" in a single day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-lennon-writes-and-records-quotinstant-karmaquot-in-a-single-day

Old West
1951 : First atomic detonation at the Nevada test site
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-atomic-detonation-at-the-nevada-test-site

Presidential
1943 : Reagan serves in film unit
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-serves-in-film-unit

Sports
1996 : Monica Seles wins first Grand Slam title since being attacked
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/monica-seles-wins-first-grand-slam-title-since-being-attacked

Vietnam War
1967 : Donald Evans earns Medal of Honor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/donald-evans-earns-medal-of-honor
1973 : Paris Peace Accords signed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paris-peace-accords-signed

World War I
1918 : Workers prepare to strike in Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/workers-prepare-to-strike-in-germany

World War II
1943 : Americans bomb Germans for first time
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-bomb-germans-for-first-time
1944 : Siege of Leningrad is lifted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/siege-of-leningrad-is-lifted


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