Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Sunday, January 27, 2013

On This Day, January 27

National Geographic Society founded

On January 27, 1888, the National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C., for "the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge"... read more
American Revolution
1785 : Georgia incorporates the first state university

1965 : Shelby GT 350 debuts

Civil War
1862 : President Lincoln orders armies to advance

Cold War
1973 : U.S. officially ends participation in a Cold War conflict

1978 : The so-called Dracula killer

2002 : Explosions trigger deadly panic in Nigeria

General Interest
1926 : Baird demonstrates TV
1967 : Astronauts die in launch pad fire
1975 : Senate investigation of FBI and CIA activities begins
1991 : Somali dictator flees

2004 : Thirteen-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes nominated for Best Actress Oscar

1302 : Dante is exiled from Florence
2010 : "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger dies

1970 : John Lennon writes and records "Instant Karma" in a single day

Old West
1951 : First atomic detonation at the Nevada test site

1943 : Reagan serves in film unit

1996 : Monica Seles wins first Grand Slam title since being attacked

Vietnam War
1967 : Donald Evans earns Medal of Honor
1973 : Paris Peace Accords signed

World War I
1918 : Workers prepare to strike in Germany

World War II
1943 : Americans bomb Germans for first time
1944 : Siege of Leningrad is lifted


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