This Day in History :: 27 January
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27 January 1888 : National Geographic Society organizes (Washington, DC)
27 January 1886 : 1st British government of Salisbury resigns
27 January 1880 : Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
27 January 1870 : 1st sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) (DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana)
27 January 1870 : After accepting 15th amendment, VA is readmitted to Union
27 January 1870 : Manitoba and Northwest Territories incorporated
27 January 1864 : Battle of Fair Gardens, Tennessee
27 January 1823 : President Monroe appoints 1st US ambassadors to South America
27 January 1785 : 1st US state university chartered - Athens, Georgia
27 January 1736 : Abdication of Stanislas, last King of Poland
27 January 1710 : Czar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget
27 January 1671 : Pirate Henry Morgen lands at Panama City
27 January 1662 : 1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)
27 January 1593 : Vatican opens 7 year trial against Scholar Giordano Bruno
27 January 1556 : Willem of Orange becomes knight of Guilder Flies









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