JANUARY 27 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1606 – The trial of Guy Fawkes in the Gunpowder Plot, with the other conspirators began on the 27th January 1606, ending with their execution on the 31st January.

1756 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the Austrian composer was born on the 27th January 1756 (died 1791 aged 35).

1785 – The University of Georgia was founded on the 27th January 1785, becoming the first public university in the United States.

1832 – Lewis Carroll the English author was born on the 27th January 1832 (died 1898).

1888 – The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C. on the 27th January 1888.

1933 – Mohamed Al-Fayed the Egyptian-Monacan businessman was born on the 27th January 1933.

1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning was on the 27th January 1939.

1956 – Mimi Rogers the American actress was born on the 27th January 1956.

1964 – Bridget Fonda the American actress was born on the 27th January 1964.

1967 – The United StatesUnited Kingdom, and Soviet Union sigedn the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C. on the 27th January 1967, banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.

1969Patton Oswalt the American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor was born on the 27th January 1969. Patton Oswalt is best known for his roles as Spencer Olchin in The King of Queens, and voicing Remy in Ratatouille.

1972 – Mark Owen the English singer-songwriter from Take That was born on the 27th January 1972.

1974 – The Brisbane River breached its banks on the 27th January 1974, causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th century.

1976Laverne & Shirley the American television sitcom was first broadcast on the 27th January 1976, until 10th May 1983. The show was originally titled Laverne De Fazio & Shirley Feeney in the first season. YouTube video: Laverne & Shirley Season 1 Opening (1976)…

1984 – Pop singer Michael Jackson suffered second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial on the 27th January 1984, in the Shrine Auditorium.

1996 – Germany first observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the 27th January 1996.

2002 – An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria on the 27th January 2002, killed about 1,100 people and displacing over 20,000 others.

2006 – Western Union discontinued its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services on the 27th January 2006 .

Today in History for the 27th January video produced by Associated Press

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