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 This day in History - January 27
427 Historic Events for January 27
1897

British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)

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1899

Granville English, composer

Birth
1900

Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)

Birth
1900

Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention

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1901

Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon)

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1901

Art Rooney, NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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1901

Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (Rigoletto/Traviata/A‹da), dies at 87

Death
1902

5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)

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1903

John Eccles, British physiologist/neurologist

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1904

Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73

Death
1905

Howard McNear, LA Calif, actor (Floyd-Andy Griffith Show, Jetsons)

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1905

Luther Diamond, radio personality

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1905

Maurice Rouvier forms govt in France

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1906

Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec

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1906

Radames Gnattali, composer

Birth
1907

Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)

Birth
1908

William Randolph Hearst Jr, newspaper publisher (Hearst Publishing)

Birth
1908

Pasipha‰, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte

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1911

Benay Venuta, SF Calif, actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister)

Birth
1911

George Pope, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-49 and 0-36 in his only Test)

Birth
1912

Lawrence Durrell, Indian/British writer (Private Country)

Birth
1913

Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer

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1913

Milton Adolphus, composer

Birth
1914

Anna Larina, revolutionary

Birth
1915

Jack Brymer, clarinettist

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