Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What Happened This Day In History - January 27

January 27
1695Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Amhed II.
1825Congress approves Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears.”
1862President Abraham Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1, setting in motion the Union armies.
1900Foreign diplomats in Peking fear revolt and demand that the Imperial Government discipline the Boxer Rebels.
1905Russian General Kuropatkin takes the offensive in Manchuria. The Japanese under General Oyama suffer heavy casualties.
1916President Woodrow Wilson opens preparedness program.
1918Communists attempt to seize power in Finland.
1924Lenin’s body is laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin.
1935A League of Nations majority favors depriving Japan of mandates.
1939President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves the sale of U.S. war planes to France.
1941The United States and Great Britain begin high-level military talks in Washington.
1943The first U.S. raids on the Reich blast Wilhelmshaven base and Emden.
1959NASA selects 110 candidates for the first U.S. space flight.
1965Military leaders oust the civilian government of Tran Van Huong in Saigon.
1967Three astronauts are killed in a flash fire that engulfed their Apollo 1 spacecraft.
1973A cease fire in Vietnam is called as the Paris peace accords are signed by the United States and North Vietnam.
1978The State Supreme Court rules that Nazis can display the Swastika in a march in Skokie, Illinois.
1985Pope John Paul says mass to one million in Venezuela.

Born on January 27
1756Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian musical genius and composer whose works included The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute.
1850Samuel Gompers, first President of American Federation of Labor.
1859Kaiser Wilhelm II, emperor who ruled Germany during World War I but was forced to abdicate in 1918.
1900Hyman Rickover, American admiral who is considered the “Father of the Atomic Submarine.”

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