About January 27

January 27, 2020 is the 27th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 339 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 382 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.
  • 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.
  • 1593
    The Vatican opens seven year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
  • 1870
    The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
  • 1909
    The Young Left is founded in Norway.
  • 1927
    Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Red Army liberates the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1983
    The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world’s longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, breaks through.
  • 1990
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1993
    American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport’s highest rank of yokozuna.
  • 1996
    In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.

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