THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 27/01


This day in #history 27/01

JANUARY 27TH

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1785 – 1 st US state university
chartered, Athens Georgia

1897 – British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)

1945 – Russia liberates Auschwitz & Birkenau
Concentration Camp ( Poland)

1996 – Germany celebrates it ‘s 1 st Holocaust
Rememberance Day

1996 – Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes
the first democratically elected president of Niger , Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup

2002- the armory of the Ikeja Cantonment exploded – many died in the process.”

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1621 – Thomas Willis , English physician (d . 1675

1832 – Lewis Carroll, [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], Halton, Cheshire, author (Alice in Wonderland), (d. 1898)

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1834 – Dmitri Mendeleev, chemist (discovered periodic table of the elements)

1944 – Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader

FAMOUS DEATHS

2010 – Howard Zinn, American historian (b. 1922)

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