Today in History – 27 October

 

1553

Michael Servetus, who discovered the pulmonary circulation of the blood, was burned for heresy in Switzerland.

1612

A Polish army that invaded Russia capitulates to Prince Dimitri Pojarski and his Cossacks.

1806

Emperor Napoleon enters Berlin.

1870

The French fortress of Metz surrenders to the Prussian Army.

1907

The first trial in the Eulenberg Affair ends in Germany.

1907

Sardar Bhagat Singh, the great martyr, was born in village Banga, Lyallpur (now in Pakistsan) in a reputed Sikh freedom fighter’s family.

1907

Brahma Bandhav Upadhyay died.

1927

Fox Movie-tone news, the first sound news film, was released.

1947

Indian Governments accepts King of Jammu and Kashmir Maharaja Harisingh’s accession merging Jammu and Kashmir in India and sends its troops.

1954

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the US Air Force.

1971

The Democratic Republic of the Congo renamed Zaire.

1973

The first Ladies Police Station started functioning at Calicut in Kerala.

1982

Gandhiji’s personal secretary Pyare Lal died.

1989

The XIV-World Congress of Neurology was held in New Delhi under the auspices of the World Federation of Neurology and Neurology Society of India. (21-10-89).

1999

P.M. Sayeed of the Congress(I) re-elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

1999

The Archbishop of Delhi rules out Pope John Paul II’s dialogue with the VHP during his visit to India in November.

1999

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Madhya Pradesh splits.

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