History January 27th

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  1. JcMinJapan

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    1556 - Willem of Orange becomes knight of Guilder Flies

    1710 - Czar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget

    1736 - Abdication of Stanislas, last king of Poland

    1785 - 1st US state university chartered, Athens Georgia

    1870 - 1st sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) (DePauw U in Greencastle, Indiana)

    1880 - Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp

    1888 - National Geographic Society organizes (Wash DC)

    1894 - 1st college basketball game, U of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11

    1918 - "Tarzan of the Apes," 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater

    1924 - Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square

    1926 - 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London

    1926 - US Senate agrees to join World Court

    1927 - Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game

    1948 - 1st tape recorder sold

    1965 - 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite

    1967 - Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee

    1970 - Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"

    1982 - Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland

    1982 - Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras

    1983 - World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid

    1985 - 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth

    1998 - Roland Clarkson discovers 2^3021377-1 (37th known Mersenne prime)