27 January 2013

Timeline January 27 & 28

January 27
1595  Sir Francis Drake, English explorer, died.
1756  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer, was born in Salzburg, Austria.
1776  American Revolutionary War: Henry Knox's "noble train of artillery" arrives in Cambridge,  Massachusetts.
1832  Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, English logician, mathematician, photographer and novelist, who
wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), was born in Cheshire,  England.
1880  Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.
1888  The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C..
1945  Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.
1901  Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer, died.
1910  Thomas Crapper, English inventor, died.
1973  The Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris.

January 28
1225  Saint Thomas Aquinas, was born.
1457  King Henry VII of England, was born.
1547  England's King Henry VIII died.
1613  Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and founder of the Bodleian library, died
1822  Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, was born.
1918  John McCrae, Canadian poet, died.
1965  The current design of the Flag of Canada was chosen by an act of Parliament.
1986  Space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members.

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