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Today in History
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
2006
Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
2003
The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.
1996
In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
1984
Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second and third degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
1983
The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, breaks through.
1980
Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian caper.
1974
The Brisbane River breaches its banks causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th Century
1973
The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty.
1967
Apollo program: Apollo 1
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