27 January

1944 : End of the siege of Leningrad

on January 27, 1944, after 872 days of siege by the German forces, the Red Army managed to break the blockade and expel the occupying forces from the city. This siege killed hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed a large number of buildings, houses, factories and monuments.

1945 : Liberation of Auschwitz

On 27 January 1945, the Red Army entered the camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in southern Poland.

1967 : Apollo I destroyed by fire at Cape Canaveral

January 27, 1967, the Apollo I Lunar Module is destroyed by fire during a pre-launch test on the basis of Cape Canaveral, killing all three crew members.

1973 : Paris Peace Accords

On 27 January 1973, the governments of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North), the Republic of Vietnam (South) and the U.S. government signed the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27 is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
This date is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops in 1945.

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Desmond Tutu
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (1756)
Eugne Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (1814)
Edouard Lalo, French composer (1823)
Lewis Carroll, English writer (1832)
John Collier, Painter (1850)
John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel laureate (1903)
Donna Reed, Actress (1921)
Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (1926)
Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (1933)
James Cromwell, Actor (1940)
Jean-Philippe Collard,, French pianist (1948)
Mimi Rogers, Actress (1956)
Janick Gers, British guitarist (Iron Maiden) (1957)
Bridget Fonda, Actress (1964)
Alan Cumming, Scottish actor (1965)
Ole Einar Bjrndalen, Norwegian biathlete (1974)
Marat Safin, Russian tennis player (1980)

Ils nous ont quitt un 27 January

Sir Francis Drake, English explorer (1595)
Bartolomeo Cristofori, Inventor of the piano (1731)
Alexandr Pushkin, Russian poet (1837)
Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (1901)
Roger Chaffee, American astronaut (1967)
Virgil Grissom, American astronaut (1967)
Edward White, American astronaut (1967)
Alphonse Juin, Marshal of France (1967)
Louis de Funs, Actor (1983)
Lilli Palmer, Actress (1986)
Massa Makan Diabat, Malian author (1988)
Louis Archambault, Quebec sculptor (2003)
Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (2006)
Johannes Rau, President of Germany (2006)
Suharto, President of Indonesia (2008)
Ramaswamy Venkataraman, President of India (2009)

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Make your nail polish last

To make your nail polish last longer, rub your nails with white vinegar with a cotton pad before applying the nail polish.


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