27th January

The events happened on 27th January are :

1973 : Vietnam War ended : The Paris accord ending the Vietnam War, America's longest war, was signed this day in 1973, providing for an exchange of prisoners and for the unilateral withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Vietnam.

1996 : Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara led a successful military coup in Niger against the democratically elected government of President Mahamane Ousmane.

1967 : U.S. astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger B. Chaffee perished in a fire aboard Apollo 1.

1945 : The Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, Poland, was liberated by Soviet troops.

1944 : The Soviet Red Army ousted German and Finnish forces from Leningrad (St. Petersburg), concluding an 872-day siege.

1880 : American inventor Thomas Edison patented the incandescent lamp.

1832 : Mathematician and novelist Lewis Carroll was born in Daresbury, Cheshire, England.

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