This Day in History :: 27 January
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27 January 1950 : 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show and Texaco Star Theater win
27 January 1949 : Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
27 January 1948 : 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
27 January 1948 : 1st tape recorder sold
27 January 1945 : Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)
27 January 1945 : Russia liberates Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
27 January 1945 : Wally van Hall, "banker in defiance, " arrested
27 January 1944 : Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, and Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves
27 January 1944 : Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
27 January 1943 : 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
27 January 1934 : French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
27 January 1934 : VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe
27 January 1933 : Otto Meisnner dines with British ambassador Rumbold
27 January 1927 : Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
27 January 1926 : 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London









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