What happened today in history?
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January 27

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
19955,000 mourners gather at the site of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its liberation.
1990Four top aides of executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu go on trial in Romania, charged with genocide.
1984Pop singer Michael Jackson is hospitalized after his hair catches fire during filming of a Pepsi commercial in Los Angeles.
1977The Vatican reiterates that the Roman Catholic Church does not allow women to enter the priesthood.
1973The Vietnam peace accords are signed in Paris.
1967"Fire in the spacecraft!" The world is shocked to learn that astronauts Virgil 'Gus' Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee die in a flash fire during testing of the Apollo I space capsule at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
1967A treaty banning the orbiting of nuclear weapons is signed by representatives of more than 60 countries.
1951The Air Force tests a one-kiloton atomic bomb at Frenchman Flats in the Nevada desert.
1945Russian troops liberate the Nazi concentration camps Birkenau and Auschwitz.
1910Thomas Crapper, British plumber who many credit with inventing the modern flush toilet, dies.
1888The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, DC.
1880  Thomas Edison receives a US patent for the electric incandescent light bulb.

Born today:

1981  Jonny Lang - blues guitarist, singer

1970  Mark Trojanowski - drummer (Sister Hazel)

1968  Tracy Lawrence - country singer

1968  Mike Patton - rock singer (Faith No More)

1964  Bridget Fonda - actress

1961  Gillian Gilbert - keyboardist (New Order)

1961  Margo Timmons - rock singer (Cowboy Junkies)

1959  Chris Collinsworth - NFL wide receiver, sportscaster

1956  Mimi Rogers - actress

1955  Richard Young - country singer (The Kentucky Headhunters)

1951  Brian Downey - rock drummer (Thin Lizzy)

1951  Seth Justman - rock keyboardist (J. Geils Band)

1948  Mikhail Baryshnikov - ballet dancer

1946  Nedra Talley - R&B singer (The Ronettes)

1945  Nick Mason - rock drummer (Pink Floyd)

1940  James Cromwell - actor

1938  Kim Gardner - bassist (Stealers Wheel)

1936  Troy Donahue - actor

1930  Bobby Blue Bland - singer

1921  Donna Reed - actress

1919  David Seville (Ross Bagdasarian) - Alvin & The Chipmunks creator

1918  Skitch Henderson - symphony conductor

1908  William Randolph Hearst, Jr. - newspaper publisher

1900  Hyman Rickover - US Admiral (brought Navy into nuclear age)

1859  Wilhelm II - German emperor (1888-1918)

1832  Lewis Carroll - author (Alice in Wonderland)

1828  Louis Schubert - composer

1756  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - composer


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