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Friday January 27, 2017

January 27: Day of the Week

January 27, 2017 was the 27th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 98
    Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.
  • 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”.
  • 1941
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1951
    Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.
  • 1967
    Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
  • 1993
    American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport’s highest rank of yokozuna.
  • 1996
    In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
  • 2006
    Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.

Who were born on January 27?

  • 1848
    Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)
  • 1850
    Samuel Gompers, American labor leader (d. 1924)
  • 1859
    Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (d. 1941)
  • 1944
    Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
  • 1948
    Valeri Brainin, Russian/German musicologist, music manager, composer, and poet
  • 1958
    James Grippando, American novelist
  • 1980
    Chanda Gunn, American ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Marat Safin, Russian tennis player
  • 1983
    Deon Anderson, American football player
  • 1988
    Toni Gänge, German footballer

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