Today in History: January 27

Today in History: January 27

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1695

Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Amhed II.

1825

Congress approves Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears."

1862

President Abraham Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1, setting in motion the Union armies.

1900

Foreign diplomats in Peking fear revolt and demand that the Imperial Government discipline the Boxer Rebels.

1905

Russian General Kuropatkin takes the offensive in Manchuria. The Japanese under General Oyama suffer heavy casualties.

1916

President Woodrow Wilson opens preparedness program.

1918

Communists attempt to seize power in Finland.

1924

Lenin's body is laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin.

1935

A League of Nations majority favors depriving Japan of mandates.

1939

President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves the sale of U.S. war planes to France.

1941

The United States and Great Britain begin high-level military talks in Washington.

1943

The first U.S. raids on the Reich blast Wilhelmshaven base and Emden.

1959

NASA selects 110 candidates for the first U.S. space flight.

1965

Military leaders oust the civilian government of Tran Van Huong in Saigon.

1967

Three astronauts are killed in a flash fire that engulfed their Apollo 1 spacecraft.

1973

A cease fire in Vietnam is called as the Paris peace accords are signed by the United States and North Vietnam.

1978

The State Supreme Court rules that Nazis can display the Swastika in a march in Skokie, Illinois.

1985

Pope John Paul II says mass to one million in Venezuela.