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Thursday, March 26, 2015

January 27 - This 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."

The 33 men who originally met and formed the National Geographic Society were... 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
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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