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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

1965 : Shelby GT 350 debuts

Civil War
1862 : President Lincoln orders armies to advance

Cold War
1973 : U.S. officially ends participation in a Cold War conflict

1978 : The so-called Dracula killer

2002 : Explosions trigger deadly panic in Nigeria

General Interest
1926 : Baird demonstrates TV
1967 : Astronauts die in launch pad fire
1975 : Senate investigation of FBI and CIA activities begins
1991 : Somali dictator flees

2004 : Thirteen-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes nominated for Best Actress Oscar

1302 : Dante is exiled from Florence
2010 : "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger dies

1970 : John Lennon writes and records "Instant Karma" in a single day

Old West
1951 : First atomic detonation at the Nevada test site

1943 : Reagan serves in film unit

1996 : Monica Seles wins first Grand Slam title since being attacked

Vietnam War
1967 : Donald Evans earns Medal of Honor
1973 : Paris Peace Accords signed

World War I
1918 : Workers prepare to strike in Germany

World War II
1943 : Americans bomb Germans for first time
1944 : Siege of Leningrad is lifted


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