This Day in History – January 27

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January 27

When we wake up to a new day, it is difficult to think that it could have so much history attached to it. But the beauty of history is, it is never forgotten. From wars, truces, treaties, births, deaths, discoveries, breakthroughs, and much more, let’s recall the events that happened through the years on January 27.

98: Trajan succeeded Nerva
Trajan became the Roman Emperor after the death of Emperor Nerva

661: Assassination of the 4th Caliph of Rashidun Caliphate
Ali Ibn Abu Talib, the 4th Caliph of Rashidun Caliphate was struck on the head during his prayer time at the Great Mosque of Kufa in Mesopotamia by Ibn Muljam, a Kharjite. He stabbed in the head with a poisoned sword.

672: St. Vitalian resigned
St. Vitalian ended his reign as Catholic Pope on January 27 672. 

847: St. Sergius II resigned
Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope.

1591: Dr. John Fian burned for Witchcraft
King James VI ordered the burning of the Scottish schoolmaster, Dr. John Fian for witchcraft.

1671: Pirate Henry Morgan entered the Panama
Pirate Henry Morgan landed at the gates of Panama City.

1710: Tsar initiated the first Russian State Budget
Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, initiated the first Russian state budget on January 27 1710.

1778: Premier of Piccini’s Roland 
Nicolo Piccini’s opera “Roland ” was premiered in Paris.

1820: Russian Antarctic expedition
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev and the crew discovered the continent of Antarctica. 

1880: Patent of Electric Lamp
Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamps. 

1891: Mine explosion at Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
Mine explosion killed 109 at Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania on January 27 1891.

1894: 1st college Basketball game
The 1st college basketball game took place on January 27 1891 where University of Chicago beat Chicago YMCA 19-11.

1895: Revival of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” 
Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s revival of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” premiered in St. Petersburg.

1908: Pasiphae discovered
Pasiphae, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte.

1915: US occupied Haiti
US Marines occupied Haiti on January 27 1915. 

1924: Clas Thunberg’s Triple Gold Medal
Clas Thunberg from Finland won 3 Gold medals in one day. In 1,500 m, 10,000 m and allround speed skating events at the Chamonix Winter Olympics. He even won a 5,000 m race the previous day.

2013: Magnus Carlsen won the  chess tournament
Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. 

Famous Birthdays on January 27

  • Niana Guerrero, a Dancer and an Youtuber
  • FaZe Sway, an eSports Player
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a composer
  • Steve Yeager, an Youtube Star
  • Isabella Tena, a TV Actress
  • Devin Druid, a TV Actor
  • Iain Stirling, a Comedian
  • Daisy Lowe, a Model

These were the most historical events that happened in world history on January 27. Stay tuned to Leverage Edu and follow us on Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn, Quora, Facebook for more educational content.

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