About January 27

January 27, 2021 is the 27th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 338 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 16 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 27

  • 98
    Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.
  • 661
    The Rashidun Caliphate ends with death of Ali.
  • 1142
    Execution, believed wrongful, of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.
  • 1593
    The Vatican opens seven year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
  • 1606
    Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
  • 1825
    The 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”.
  • 1870
    The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
  • 1888
    The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
  • 1909
    The Young Left is founded in Norway.
  • 1939
    First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
  • 1943
    World War II: The VIII Bomber Command dispatched ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-Boat construction yards at Wilhemshafen, Germany. The first American bombing attack on Germany.
  • 1944
    World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Red Army liberates the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
  • 1967
    Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
  • 1971
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1973
    The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict’s last recorded American combat casualty.
  • 1996
    Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • 1996
    In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
  • 2006
    Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
  • 2010
    The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.

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