Events in History for Wednesday 27th January 2016

Today’s Significant Events

661 Rashidun Caliphate, then the largest empire in history, ends with death of Ali. Succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphate
1825 U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears.”
1924 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow
1944 Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
1945 Russia liberates Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
1973 US & North Vietnam’s William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft
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