Today in History
Listings for Friday, January 27, 2023.
- 1756 Wolfgang A Mozart, musical prodigy (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)
- 1818 R. Baltzer --1887
- 1832 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (you know him as Lewis Carroll)
- 1834 Dmitri Mendeleev, discoverer of periodic table (or 1919)
- 1850 Samuel Gompers, 1st president of American Federation of Laborers
- 1856 F.H. Schur --1932
- 1885 Jerome Kern, Broadway composer
- 1918 Skitch Henderson
- 1921 Donna Reed
- 1936 Troy Donahue
- 1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov
- 1959 Cris Collinsworth
- 1964 Bridget Fonda
- 1880 Thomas Edison granted patent for an electric incandescent lamp
- 1888 National Geographic Society founded in Washington, DC
- 1926 1st public demonstration of television.
- 1948 1st Tape Recorder is sold.
- 1967 Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee
- 1973 US & Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending the longest US war
That's all for today.