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January 27


1880   Thomas Edison files a patent for the light bulb

1888   National Geographic Society is founded.

1926   First television broadcast is demonstrated

1944   World War II: The two-year Siege of Leningrad is lifted. This event is invariably referred to as The 900 Day Siege.

1973   Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War.

Famous Birthdays:

1756   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Classic Composer)

1859   Kaiser Wilhem II (German Emperor)

1832   Lewis Carroll (Author - Alice in Wonderland)

1908   William Randolf Hearst Jr. (Media Mogul)

1948   Mikhail Baryshnikov (Ballet Dancer and Actor)

1964   Bridget Fonda (Actress)

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