Today in HisStory – January 27

Rashidun Caliphate, then the largest empire in history, ended with death of Ali. (661 AD)

Dante became a Florentine political exile. (1302)

Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian was burned for witchcraft at Castle Hill, Edinburgh by order King James VI. This was part of the Berwick Witch Trials. (1591)

Vatican opened a seven year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno. (1593)

Wolfgang Armedious Mozart was born. (1756)

U.S. Congress approved Indian Territory in what is present-day Oklahoma. This cleared the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the Trail of Tears. (1825)

Author Lewis Carrol was born. (1832)

Finland’s Pietist revivalist, Evangelist Paavo Henrik Ruotsalainen, died. (1852)

WW1: The last German Emperor and King of Prussia was born. (1859)

US Civil War: US President Abraham Lincoln issued General War Order No. 1, ordering all land and sea forces to advance on February 22. (1862)

Thomas Edison patented the electric incandescent lamp. (1880)

National Geographic Society was organized. (1888)

Tarzan of the Apes, first Tarzan film, premiered at Broadway Theater. (1918)

Lenin was placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow. (1924)

Physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his theory of wave mechanics and presented what became known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics. (1926)

-17°F at CCC Camp F-16, Georgia set a state record. (1940)

WW2: Peruvian ambassador Ricardo Rivera-Schreiber warned the American Ambassador of a coming Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor. (1941)

WW2: Future US President Ronald Reagan, an Army Air Corps first lieutenant, was placed on an active-duty assignment with the Army’s First Motion Picture Unit. (1943)

WW2: Leningrad was liberated from Germany in 880 days at the loss of 600,000 killed. (1944)

WW2: Russia liberated Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camps in Poland. (1945)

First tape recorder was sold. (1948)

Astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Roger B. Chafee died in Apollo 1 launch pad fire. (1967)

14 spies were hanged in Baghdad. (1969)

Nine Jews were publicly executed in Damascus, Syria. (1969)

Vietnam War: US and North Vietnam signed a cease-fire ending longest US war and military draft. (1973)

Michael Jackson was burned during filming for Pepsi commercial. (1984)

US Presidential candidate Bill Clinton and Genifer Flowers accused each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair. (1992)

Author  J.D. Salinger died. (2010)

About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.
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