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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

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
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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