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

  • 1142
    Execution, believed wrongful, of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.
  • 1343
    Pope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus.
  • 1606
    Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
  • 1785
    The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
  • 1868
    Boshin War: The Battle of Toba-Fushimi between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and pro-Imperial factions begins, which will end in defeat for the shogunate, and is a pivotal point in the Meiji Restoration.
  • 1870
    The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
  • 1909
    The Young Left is founded in Norway.
  • 1939
    First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
  • 1941
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    The Brisbane River breaches its banks causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th Century
  • 1980
    Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian caper.
  • 1984
    Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
  • 1996
    Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • 2002
    An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.
  • 2003
    The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.

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