On January 27th...
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1662 The first
American lime kiln began operation in Providence,
Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart was born.
The first state university in the United States
was chartered in Athens, Georgia.
British Admiral Samuel Hood died.
1825 The U.S.
Congress approved the establishment of Indian
Territory in what is now Oklahoma.
Author Lewis Carroll was born.
American labor leader Samuel Gompers was born.
1851 Ornithologist and
painter John James Audubon died.
The Canadian Great Western Railway started
American politician Preston Brooks died.
Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany
1870 The first
sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, was established at
1870 Virginia was readmitted to
1870 Manitoba and the Northwest
Territories were incorporated.
Thomas Edison was granted a patent for his
Composer Jerome Kern was born.
The University of Chicago beat Chicago
YMCA 19-11 in the first ever college basketball
1900 Georgia Neese Clark
Gray, the first woman
Treasurer of the United States, was born.
1900 U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman
Rickover was born.
Composer Giuseppe Verdi died.
The Young Left was founded in Norway.
U.S. Marines occupied Haiti.
Actress Donna Reed was born.
Journalist Nellie Bly died.
The U.S. Senate voted in favor of the United
States joining the World Court.
Singer Bobby Bland was born.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason was born.
Ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov was born.
Elvis Presley released "Heartbreak
1960 Oswaldo Aranha, Brazilian
politician and diplomat, died.
"Sing Along with Mitch" premiered on
Introducing the Beatles was released in
the United States.
1964 Actress Bridget Fonda was
The first ground station-to-aircraft radio
communication via satellite was completed.
A flash fire inside an Apollo spacecraft killed
astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White II,
and Roger B. Chaffee during a test at Cape
1967 The Beatles signed a 9-year
worldwide contract with EMI records.
1967 The New Orleans Saints signed their
first player, Paige Cothren (kicker).
1967 A treaty banning military use of
nuclear weapons in space was signed.
Mahalia Jackson died.
1973 The United
States and North Vietnam signed a cease-fire.
"Laverne and Shirley" premiered on
"Roots" premiered on ABC-TV.
Jackson suffered burns during filming of a Pepsi
André the Giant died.
Claude Akins died.
1996 Ralph Webster Yarborough, former
U.S. Senator from Texas, died.
2004 Talk show
host Jack Paar died.
Hinckley, president of the Mormon Church, died.
2009 Author John
2010 Author J.D.
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