Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27 in History

January 27 is the 27th day of the year. There are 339 days remaining until the end of the year.
January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • 1593 – The Vatican opened seven-year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno for heresy and blasphemy.
  • 1888 – The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.
  • 1825 – The US Congress approved Indian Territory (in present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears.”
  • 1945 – The Russian Army liberates the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
  • 1967 – Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee were killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
  • 1996 – Germany first observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • 2006 – Western Union discontinued its telegram services.

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