Today in History, January 27th

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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, January 27th!

1756 Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.
1825 Congress approves Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears.”
1832 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” under the pen name Lewis Carroll, was born in Cheshire, England.

Charles-Lutwidge-Dodgson

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

1862 President Abraham Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1, setting in motion the Union armies.
1885 Broadway composer Jerome Kern was born in New York City.
1900 Foreign diplomats in Peking fear revolt and demand that the Imperial Government discipline the Boxer Rebels.
1905 Russian General Kuropatkin takes the offensive in Manchuria. The Japanese under General Oyama suffer heavy casualties.

General-Alexei-Kuropatkin

General Alexei N. Kuropatkin

1916 President Woodrow Wilson opens preparedness program.
1918 Communists attempt to seize power in Finland.
1924 Lenin’s body is laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin.
1935 A League of Nations majority favors depriving Japan of mandates.
1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves the sale of U.S. war planes to France.
1943 The first U.S. raids on the Reich blast Wilhelmshaven base and Emden.
1944 The Soviet Union announced the end of the deadly German siege of Leningrad, which had lasted for more than two years.
1951 The era of atomic testing in the Nevada desert began.
1959 NASA selects 110 candidates for the first U.S. space flight.
1965 Military leaders oust the civilian government of Tran Van Huong in Saigon.
1967 Astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo 1 spacecraft at Cape Kennedy, Fla.  Grissom-White-and-Chaffee
1967 More than 60 nations signed a treaty banning the orbiting of nuclear weapons.
1973 A cease fire in Vietnam is called as the Paris peace accords are signed by the United States and North Vietnam.
1978 The State Supreme Court rules that Nazis can display the Swastika in a march in Skokie, Illinois.
1985 Pope John Paul says mass to one million in Venezuela.
1998 First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing on NBC’s “Today” show, said that allegations against her husband were the work of a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”
2010 Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad tablet computer during a presentation in San Francisco.
2010 J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” died in Cornish, N.H. at age 91.

Today in History facts are from various sites including, but not limited too: the History Channel, The New York Times, WHG Historynet.com, and HistoryOrb.com.

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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history!

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