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Monday January 27, 2020

January 27: Day of the Week

January 27, 2020 was the 27th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2020

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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January 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 1142
    Execution, believed wrongful, of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.
  • 1186
    Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.
  • 1343
    Pope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus.
  • 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”.
  • 1868
    Boshin War: The Battle of Toba-Fushimi between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and pro-Imperial factions begins, which will end in defeat for the shogunate, and is a pivotal point in the Meiji Restoration.
  • 1870
    The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
  • 1888
    The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1974
    The Brisbane River breaches its banks causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th Century
  • 1980
    Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian caper.

Who were born on January 27?

  • 1850
    John Collier, British writer and painter (d. 1934)
  • 1895
    Joseph Rosenstock, Polish conductor (d. 1985)
  • 1900
    Hyman Rickover, American admiral (d. 1986)
  • 1904
    James J. Gibson, American ecological psychologist (d. 1973)
  • 1926
    Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
  • 1942
    John Witherspoon, American actor
  • 1944
    Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
  • 1958
    Kadri Mälk, Estonian artist and jewelry designer
  • 1969
    Michael Kulas, Canadian singer (James)
  • 1976
    Zoriah Miller, American photojournalist

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