About January 27

January 27, 2024 is the 27th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 339 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 14 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 27

  • 661
    The Rashidun Caliphate ends with death of Ali.
  • 1343
    Pope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1944
    World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport’s highest rank of yokozuna.
  • 2002
    An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.
  • 2006
    Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.

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