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.
  • 1186
    Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.
  • 1343
    Pope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus.
  • 1695
    Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703.
  • 1785
    The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.
  • 1961
    Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.
  • 1967
    The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.

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