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On This Day in History - 27th January

Birthdays

1756Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer
1832Lewis Carrol, Author of 'Alice In Wonderland'
1885Jerome Kern, Songwriter
1928Michael Craig, Actor & stage star
1945Nick Mason, Of 'Pink Floyd'
1961Martin Degville, Of 'Sigue Sigue Sputnik'
1973Mark Owen, Of 'Take That'

Events

1778The valve flush toilet was patented by Joseph Bramh
1926John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of television
1943The United States Air Force made its first bombing raid on Germany
1967Three American astronauts were killed in an Apollo spacecraft ground test
1969Protestant leader Ian Paisley was jailed for three months
1989In Brazil, three men were charged with stealing and melting down the World Cup