Today in History, English
Today in History, English

11251January 27Death2008 – Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader and author 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1910)
11252January 27Death2009 – Mino Reitano, Italian singer and actor (b. 1944)
11253January 27Death2009 – John Updike, American author, poet, and critic (b. 1932)
11254January 27Death2009 – R. Venkataraman, Indian lawyer and politician 8th President of India (b. 1910)
11255January 27Death2010 – Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
11256January 27Death2010 – J. D. Salinger, American soldier and author (b. 1919)
11257January 27Death2010 – Ajmer Singh, Indian sprinter and academic (b. 1940)
11258January 27Death2010 – Howard Zinn, American historian, author, and activist (b. 1922)
11259January 27Death2011 – Charlie Callas, American actor and drummer (b. 1927)
11260January 27Death2011 – Mārtiņš Freimanis, Latvian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1977)
11261January 27Death2013 – Ivan Bodiul, Ukrainian-Russian politician (b. 1918)
11262January 27Death2013 – Phạm Duy, Vietnamese singer-songwriter (b. 1921)
11263January 27Death2013 – Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (b. 1925)
11264January 27Death2014 – Ichirō Nagai, Japanese voice actor (b. 1931)
11265January 27Death2014 – Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1919)
11266January 27Death2015 – David Landau, English-Israeli journalist (b. 1947)
11267January 27Death2015 – Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
11268January 27Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Angela MericiBlessed Paul Joseph NardiniDevota (Monaco)Enrique de Ossó y CercellóSava (Serbia)Phoebe, Dorcas and Lydia (Episcopal, Lutheran)January 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)John Chrysostom (translation of relics) (Lutheran, Easte
11269January 27Holiday and observanceLiberation of the remaining inmates of Auschwitz-related observances:Holocaust Memorial Day (United Kingdom)International Holocaust Remembrance Day (International)Memorial Day (Italy) (Il Giorno della Memoria) (Italy)
11270January 28Event814 – Charlemagne dies of pleurisy in Aachen as the first Holy Roman Emperor. He is succeeded by his son Louis the Pious as king of the Frankish Empire.
11271January 28Event1077 – Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
11272January 28Event1393 – King Charles VI of France is nearly killed when several dancers' costumes catch fire during a masquerade ball.
11273January 28Event1521 – The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
11274January 28Event1547 – Henry VIII dies. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
11275January 28Event1573 – Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
11276January 28Event1624 – Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
11277January 28Event1701 – The Chinese storm Dartsedo.
11278January 28Event1724 – The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
11279January 28Event1754 – Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
11280January 28Event1760 – Pownal, Vermont, is created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.

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