Trying to find out the most important historical events that took place on this day in India and rest of the world? This article titled Today in History – January 27 – India and World serves the purpose as provides a chronologically arranged historical events that took place in both India and rest of the world. In case you are preparing for civil services examination, this article is going to be a study aid.
What Happened On This Day in History – January 27
Today in History – January 27: “India”
1886: Radhabinod Pal, an Indian academician and jurist, was born.
1921: Imperial Bank of India was founded. Later, it was renamed as State Bank of India.
1928: Michael Craig, Indian-English screenwriter, was born.
1963: The song Aye Mere Vatan Ke Logon was sung by Lata Mangeshkar for the first time.
1974: President V. V. Giri dedicated Nehru Memorial Museum to the nation on this day. Nehru Memorial Museum is at Teen Murti House at New Delhi.
2009: R. Venkataraman, the 8th President of India, died.
Today in History – January 27: “World”
1186: Heir and son of Frederick I (Holy Roman Emperor),Henry VI married Sicily’s Constance.
1343: To justify the power of pope and to use the indulgences, Pope Clement VI issued papal bull Unigenitus.
1695: After the death of Ahmed II, Mustafa II became the Caliph of Islam and emperor of Ottoman empire.
1785: First public university in United States, the University of Georgia was founded.
1869: During the Boshin War, Ezo Republic was established by the Tokugawa rebels in Hokkaidō.
1880: Patent on incandescent lamp was received by Thomas Alva Edison.
1918: During the First World War, Finnish Civil War started on this day.
1945: During WWII, Auschwitz-Birkenau inmates were liberated by the Red Army.
1967: During the testing of Apollo 1 spacecraft, astronauts Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee were killed in fire. It happened in Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.
1996: Germany, for the first time, observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day.