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Notable Historical Events for January 27th

98Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.

198613th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open

199724th American Music Award: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win

199064th Australian Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats MJ Fernandez (6-3, 6-4)

1880Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp

197936th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda

1710Tsar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget

1992Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair

1984Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

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Notable Birthdays on January 27th

1936Samuel Ting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, American physicist, Nobel Laureate

1832Lewis Carroll, [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], Halton, Cheshire, author (Alice in Wonderland), (d. 1898)

1850Samuel Gompers, London England, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor)

1775Friedrich von Schelling, Germany, philosopher (Views on Christianity)

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Notable Deaths on January 27th

1816Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood/admiral, dies at 92

1993André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49

98Marius Cocceius Nerva, emperor of Rome (96-98), dies of a stroke at about 67

2010J. D. Salinger, American novelist (b. 1919)

1972Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60

1901Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer, dies at 77

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