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History for January 27:

Events:
1870 - Kappa Alpha Theta, first sorority, founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.
1880 - Thomas Edison granted patent for an electric incandescent lamp
1888 - National Geographic Society founded in Washington, DC
1915 - US Marines occupy Haiti.
1948 - First locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds operated.
1948 - First tape recorder is sold.
1964 - Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine tries for Republican Presidential nomination.
1964 - "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US.
1967 - Fatal Apollo launch pad fire kills Astronauts Grissom, Chaffee, and White.
1973 - End of the military draft.
1973 - US and North Vietnam sign a cease-fire agreement.
1985 - Fifteenth Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 3 returns to Earth.

Birthdays:
1832 - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (you know him as Lewis Carroll.)
1850 - Samuel Gompers, first president of the American Federation of Labor.
1885 - Broadway composer Jerome Kern
1900 - Admiral Hyman G Rickover, father of the modern nuclear navy
1918 - Bandleader Skitch Henderson
1921 - Donna Reed, Actress
1929 - Ingrid Thulin in Sweden
1936 - Troy Donahue, Actor

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