On This Day: January 27th
This is 27th day of the year and 339 days remain in the year.
Thomas Edison was granted a patent for his incandescent light.
The Soviets announced the end of the two-year siege of Leningrad.
The Russians liberated Auschwitz concentration camp, where the Nazis had killed over 1.5 million people, including over 1 million Jews.
The U.S. Air Force started atomic testing in the Nevada desert.
The Apollo I fire killed astronauts Grissom, White, and Chaffee during a simulated launch at Cape Canaveral.
Vietnam War peace accords were signed in Paris.
January 27 BirthdaysWolfgang Mozart1756–1791, Austrian Composer.
John G. Roberts, Jr.jurist
Frank Millerartist, writer
Trickysinger, music producer
Samuel C.C. Tingphysicist
Samuel Gomperslabor leader
Hyman G. Rickoveradmiral