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As we dip into the home stretch of January, it can sometimes seem like days move faster all the time. That’s why we like to take a little time to slow things down on Saturday mornings with your “scroll down memory lane.”
It’s just a simple look back at events that happened on the pages of history before we head out to make new history today. So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!
Today is Saturday, January 27th, the 27th day of the year.
On this day:
In 1851, naturalist, author John James Audubon died at the age of 65.
In 1870, Kappa Alpha Theta became the first women’s Greek letter sorority. It was founded at Indiana Asbury University.
In 1880, Thomas Alva Edison received a patent for the electric incandescent lamp.
In 1888, The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington D.C..
In 1922, civil rights leader and journalist Nellie Bly died at the age of 54.
In 1945, Russian troops liberated Auschwitz concentration camp where the Nazis had murdered more than one-million men, women and children.
In 1967, astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Roger Chaffee and Edward White were killed in a fire aboard Apollo One.
In 1973, the Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris. The signing brought an end to the U.S. military role in Vietnam.
In 1984, Michael Jackson’s hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. The incident was caused by faulty pyrotechnics.
In 1993, wrestler Andre Roussimoff died at the age of 46. The seven-foot, four-inch wrestler was more commonly known as Andre the Giant.
In 1998, a collision of the Roosevelt Island Tram and a crane hurts 10.
In 2004, television talk show pioneer and host Jack Paar died at the age of 85. As host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” from 1957 to 1962, Paar helped develop and refine the art of the late night talk show, paving the way for successors such as Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.
In 2010, author J.D. Salinger, best known for his classic novel, “The Catcher In The Rye,” died at the age of 91.
In 2018, Steve Wynn resigned as finance chair of the Republican National Committee. The decision was made after reports surfaced accusing the billionaire casino mogul of sexual misconduct.
In 2019, a tornado in Havana, Cuba killed three and injured 150.
In 2021, Oscar and Emmy Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman died at the age of 94. She is best known for playing Phyllis on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
In 2022, President Joe Biden pledged to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court.
And that brings us here to this day. Whatever plans you have for your own 1.27.2024 here’s hoping there are moments along the way to add to the pages of your own personal history books.
Thanks for stopping by!