January 27: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1785 - The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
- 1825 - The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears".
- 1888 - The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C..
- 1996 - Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
- 2003 - The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.
- Famous Birthdays: Thomas Willis (English physician), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian composer), Eli Whitney Blake (American inventor, invented the Mortise lock), Samuel Palmer (English painter), Lewis Carroll (English author)
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