On This Day In History, 27 January

On This Day In History 27 January Image

World Events Today

  • The National Geographic Society was incorporated today in 1888
  • During a launch rehearsal, all three crew members of Apollo 1 were killed today in 1967, when the command module caught fire
  • The Paris Peace Accords, officially titled the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam, was signed today in 1973

Entertainment Events Today

  • The first ever Tarzan of the Apes movie, a silent version directed by Scott Sidney, was released today in 1918
  • Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley, was released today in 1956, it became his first million-selling single
  • Following a kung-fu style attack on a fan today in 1995, Manchester United’s Eric Cantona, was fined £20,000 and banned from playing football

Family Events Today

  • The Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born today in 1756 in Salzburg
  • The English writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was born today in 1832 in Daresbury
  • British naval officer Edward John Smith, captain of the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage, was born today in 1850 in Stoke-on-Trent

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Chocolate Cake Day

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