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Wednesday January 27, 2021

January 27: Day of the Week

January 27, 2021 was the 27th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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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)

  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
  • 1944
    World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
  • 1961
    Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.
  • 1971
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1973
    The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict’s last recorded American combat casualty.
  • 2002
    An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.
  • 2003
    The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.

Who were born on January 27?

  • 1827
    Nakahama Manjirō, Japanese translator (d. 1898)
  • 1850
    Edward J. Smith, English captain of the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
  • 1910
    Edvard Kardelj, Yugoslav Communist politician (d. 1979)
  • 1936
    Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940
    James Cromwell, American actor
  • 1961
    Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
  • 1967
    Dave Manson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Emmanuel Pahud, Swiss-born flautist
  • 1987
    Lily Donaldson, British model
  • 1988
    Toni Gänge, German footballer

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