January 27 in History
1880January 27, 1880:
Thomas Edison receives a patent for the incandescent lamp.
1888January 27, 1888:
33 men meet to form the National Geographic Society.
1944January 27, 1944:
Finnish and German forces are ousted from Leningrad following an 872-day siege by the Red Army of the Soviet Union.
1945January 27, 1945:
Troops from the Soviet Union liberate the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp.
1967January 27, 1967:
Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” is released.
1970January 27, 1970:
The hit single, “Instant Karma” by former Beatles member John Lennon is written and recorded by him.
1976January 27, 1976:
The “Happy Days” sitcom’s spin-off series, “Laverne and Shirley” premieres on ABC.
1996January 27, 1996:
Tennis star Monica Seles wins the Australian Open, her first Grand Slam title since she was stabbed by a fan of German player Steffi Graf at the Citizen Cup competition in April 1993.
2011January 27, 2011:
The Yemen Uprising starts with thousands of protesters demanding Ali Abdullah Saleh’s resignation.