Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Celebrations are held in Salzburg and around the world, for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Several explosions at a military dump in Lagos
kill more than 1,000.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 7,000 for the first time, gaining 60.81 to 7,022.44.
Sandline affair: Australian newspapers publish stories that the government of Papua New Guinea has brought mercenaries onto Bougainville Island.
On their way to Lebanon, 2 Israeli troop-transport helicopters collide, killing 73.
The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland
announced the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
After at first contesting the results, Serbia
n President Slobodan Milošević
recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
It is revealed that French museums had nearly 2,000 pieces of art that had been stolen by Nazis.
Saturday, January 27, 1996
President Jacques Chirac
announces a definitive end to French nuclear testing.
Saturday, January 27, 1990
is accidentally severely burned at the filming of a Pepsi commercial.
Wednesday, January 27, 1982
Tuesday, January 27, 1981
n passenger ship "Tonas 2" catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea
, killing 580.
Tuesday, January 27, 1976
Saturday, January 27, 1973
Saturday, January 27, 1968
A French submarine sinks in the Mediterranean Sea with 52 men.
Thursday, January 27, 1966
The British government promises the U.S. that British troops in Malaysia will stay until more peaceful conditions occur in the region.
Saturday, January 27, 1962
Saturday, January 27, 1951
February ndash Convention People's Party wins national elections in Gold Coast (British colony).
Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a 1-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat, northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Saturday, January 27, 1945
Thursday, January 27, 1944
Wednesday, January 27, 1943
WWII: 50 bombers mount the first all American air raid against Germany (Wilhelmshaven is the target).
WWII ndash Attack on Pearl Harbor: Joseph C. Grew, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, reports to Washington a rumor overheard at a diplomatic reception concerning a planned surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Saturday, January 27, 1940
orders Plan Z
, a 5-year naval expansion programme intended to provide for a huge German fleet capable of crushing the Royal Navy
by 1944. The "Kriegsmarine
" is given the first priority on the allotment of German economic resources.
Tuesday, January 27, 1931
Tuesday, January 27, 1925
The Finnish Civil War begins.
Wednesday, January 27, 1915
Saturday, January 27, 1900
Boxer Rebellion: Foreign diplomats in Peking, China, demand that the Boxer rebels be disciplined.
Thursday, January 27, 1870
February ndash Vrain Denis-Lucas is sentenced to 2 years in prison for multiple forgery in Paris.
Wednesday, January 27, 1869
The Republic of Ezo is proclaimed on the northern Japanese island of Ezo (which will be renamed Hokkaidō on September 20) by remaining adherents to the Tokugawa shogunate.
February ndash Foreign ministers meeting in Hyōgo
are persuaded to recognise the restored Emperor Meiji
of Japan with promises that harbours will be open in accordance with international treaties.
31 ndash Battle of Toba-Fushimi: forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and the allied pro-Imperial forces of the Chōshū, Satsuma and Tosa Domains clash near Fushimi, Kyoto, ending in a decisive victory for the Imperial forces (although in the January 28 naval Battle of Awa the Shogunate is victorious against Satsuma).
Saturday, January 27, 1855
Saturday, January 27, 1849
Wednesday, January 27, 1841
Thursday, January 27, 1785
Thursday, January 27, 1774
An angry crowd in America seizes a British customs collector and then tars and feathers him.
Thursday, January 27, 1678
Wednesday, January 27, 1649
King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland is found guilty of treason in a public session. He is beheaded three days later, outside the Banqueting Hall in the Palace of Whitehall, London.
Charles, Prince of Wales declares himself King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland. At the time, none of the three kingdoms recognize him as ruler.!Charles was not in England so it is doubtful he knew of his fathers death on the 30th
Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators for plotting against Parliament and James I of England begins.
Saturday, January 18, 1416 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, January 19, 1343 (Julianian calendar)
Pope Clement VI
issues his Bull "Unigenitus", defining the doctrine of The Treasury of Merits or The Treasury of the Church as the basis for the issuance of indulgence
s by the Catholic Church.
Monday, January 20, 1186 (Julianian calendar)
becomes Archbishop of Tyre.
Jayavarman VII, the king of Cambodia, founds the temple of Ta Prohm.
After the death of the child-king Baldwin V
, his mother succeeds him as Sibylla of Jerusalem
and appoints her disfavoured husband Guy de Lusignan
king consort. This comes as a shock to Jerusalem's court, who had earlier forced the possible future Queen into promising that should she become so, she would not appoint him the title.
Friday, January 24, 632 (Julianian calendar)
December ndash Abu Bakr defeats Mosailima in the Battle of Akraba.
Saturday, January 26, 457 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, January 26, 447 (Julianian calendar)
The Huns, led by Attila, cross the bung era Danube and invade the Balkans as far as Thermopylae (Greece). During the invasion Serdica (modern Sofia) is destroyed. For disobeying the terms of the treaty made since 442, Attila triples his demand for tribute to 2,100 pounds (ca. 700 kg) of gold per year and the ransom for each Roman prisoner to 12 "solidi".
Winter ndash Theodosius II chooses a policy
to protect Constantinople against the Huns. He removes Aspar
("magister militum") from their military commands.The End of Empire (p. 144). Willis Francios, 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-33849-2
Monday, January 29, 98 (Julianian calendar)
Trajan is the first Roman Emperor
born in Italica
, near Seville
. A brilliant soldier and administrator, he enters Rome
without ceremony and wins over the public. Continuing the policies of Augustus
, he restores the Senate
to its full status in the government. He has a specific vision of the Empire, and keeps a close watch on finances. Tax
es, without any increase, are sufficient during his reign to pay the considerable costs of the budget.
content of the Roman denarius
rises to 93 percent under emperor Trajan, up from 92 percent under Domitian.
Carrying out an idea of Nerva's, Trajan begins a form of state welfare
aimed at assuring that poor children are fed and taken care of.