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Notable Historical Events on January 27th

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

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

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open

1984Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

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

199179th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4. 6-4, 6-4)

1880Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp

199569th Australian Womens Tennis: Mary Pierce beats A S Vicario (63 62)

1956Elvis Presley's releases the single "Heartbreak Hotel"

1926Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics

1992Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)

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

98Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.

1924Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow

1969Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)

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

1710Tsar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget

199670th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61)

January 27th Historical Events
Date Event
98
Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. 
661
Rashidun Caliphate, then the largest empire in history, ends with death of Ali. Succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphate 
672
St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
847
Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1142
Wrongful execution of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei. 
1302
Dante becomes a Florentine political exile 
1343
Pope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus. 
1538
States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy 
1556
Willem of Orange becomes a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 
1593
Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno 
1662
1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI) 
1671
Pirate Henry Morgen lands at Panama City 
1695
Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his death in 1703. 
1710
Tsar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget 
1778
Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris 
1785
1st US state university chartered, Athens Georgia 
1823
President Monroe appoints 1st US ambassadors to South America 
1825
U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears." 
1864
Battle of Fair Gardens, TN 
1864
Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va 
1870
1st sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) (DePauw U in Greencastle, Indiana) 
1870
After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to Union 
1870
Manitoba & Northwest Territories incorporated 
1880
Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp 
1886
1st British government of Salisbury resigns 
1888
National Geographic Society organizes (Wash DC) 
1891
Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania 
1894
1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11 
1894
Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park 
1896
Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory 
1897
British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana) 
1900
Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention 
1900
Foreign diplomats in Peking, China, write formal notes of protest demanding that the Chinese Government stop the Boxes and other groups leading attacks on Westerners and Christians. 
1902
5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC) 
1905
Maurice Rouvier forms government in France 
1906
Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec 
1908
Pasiphaë, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte 
1909
The Young Left is founded in Norway. 
1914
A petition is written and submitted by the black and coloured women of the Orange Free State, an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa, against the carrying of passes by women 
1915
US Marines occupy Haiti 
1916
Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin 
1917
Coen de Koning wins 2nd official 11 cities race (9:53) (record) 
1918
"Tarzan of the Apes," 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater 
1918
The first hostilities occurred in the Finnish Civil War. 
1924
Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier 
1924
Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow 
1924
The Natal Indian Congress and the Natal Indian Association jointly organise a mass meeting in Durban, South Africa in opposition to the Class Areas Bill 
1926
US Senate agrees to join World Court 
1926
Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics 
1933
Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold 
1934
27th Australian Men's Tennis Open: Fred Perry beat Crawford (6-3 7-5 6-1) 
1934
French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair) 
1934
VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe 
1939
First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. 
1940
-17°F (-27°C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record) 
1941
Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor 
1942
-19°F (-27.4°C), Netherland's coldest day since 1850 
1943
1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen) 
1944
Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed 
1944
Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves 
1945
Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands) 
1945
Russia liberates Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland) 
1945
S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC 
1945
Wally van Hall, "banker in defiance," arrested 
1948
1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates 
1948
1st tape recorder sold 
1949
Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China 
1950
2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show & Texaco Star Theater win 
1951
"Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances 
1951
US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site 
1953
Netherlands end Marshall aid 
1955
"Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 476 perfs 
1956
NFL's NY Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium 
1956
Elvis Presley's releases the single "Heartbreak Hotel" 
1957
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open 
1958
Ferenc Munnich succeeds Kadar as premier of Hungary 
1961
"Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV 
1962
"Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances 
1963
Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec 
1963
Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
1964
"Introducing the Beatles" album released in US 
1964
Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval 
1964
Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid 
1965
1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite 
1965
Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue 
1966
Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966 
1967
Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee 
1967
Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records 
1967
New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker) 
1967
Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed 
1968
"Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs 
1969
14 spies hanged in Baghdad 
1969
9 Jews publically executed in Damascus Syria 
1969
Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th) 
1969
Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years 
1969
Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time) 
1970
Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG" 
1971
Montgomery St Station, last link in BART, `holed thru' 
1971
The body of a man who had been shot dead is found in Belfast 
1972
Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are shot dead in an attack on their patrol car in the Creggan Road, Derry 
1972
The British Army and the Irish Republican Army engage in gun battles near County Armagh; British troops fire over 1,000 rounds of amunition 
1973
UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record) 
1973
US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft 
1973
US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn 
1973
US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr 
1974
"Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances 
1976
"Laverne & Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV 
1976
9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver 
1976
Morocco-Algeria battles in West Sahara 
1976
Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia 
1977
1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV 
1979
36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda 
1979
Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8) 
1980
"Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 45 perfs 
1980
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 37-27 
1982
"Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale NYC for 747 perfs 
1982
Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland 
1982
Phila trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus 
1982
Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras 
1982
West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup 
1983
World's longest underwater tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid 
1984
John & Yoko release "Milk & Honey" album 
1984
LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak 
1984
Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial 
1985
"Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 perf 
1985
15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth 
1985
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic 
1985
Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25) 
1985
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14 
1986
13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle 
1987
Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team 
1988
Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court 
1989
German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed 
1989
Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games 
1989
Okla's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student 
1990
64th Australian Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats MJ Fernandez (6-3, 6-4) 
1991
79th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4. 6-4, 6-4) 
1991
Dutch Pacifist Socialistic Party disbands 
1991
Nadine Strossen is 1st female president of the ACLU 
1991
Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB ("Wide Right" 
1992
"Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 perfs 
1992
19th American Music Award: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win 
1992
Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee 
1992
Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty) 
1992
Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair 
1993
DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12 
1994
"No Man's Land" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances 
1994
Carlos Reina succeeds pres Callejas in Honduras 
1994
Romanian social democrats form government with anti-Semites 
1995
69th Australian Womens Tennis: Mary Pierce beats A S Vicario (63 62) 
1996
15 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies 
1996
70th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61) 
1996
Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop 
1996
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1996
Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day 
1996
Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston 
1996
Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup. 
1997
"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," opens at Gershwin NYC 
1997
24th American Music Award: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win 
1998
Crane crashes into Roosevelt Island tram (NYC), injuring 10 
1998
Roland Clarkson discovers 2^3021377-1 (37th known Mersenne prime) 
1998
WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics & Detroit Shock 
2013
20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan 
2013
In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured 
2013
11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal 
2013
7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey 
2013
Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to wins his third consecutive men's singles title at the 2013 Australian Open 
2013
Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament 
2013
Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship 
2013
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35 
2017
Japan PM says it's not so easy to change Trump's mind on TPP 
2017
Sanctuary cities see legal holes in Trump's immigration orders 
2017
Mexican president cancels Trump summit 
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