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27 January

Events January 27
447 – The Walls of Constantinople are severely damaged by an earthquake, destroying large parts of the wall, including 57 towers.
1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
1967 – Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
1967 – The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
1996 – Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
2002 – An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.






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UN Day
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, is the first universal memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust.

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