27th January

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1995 Eric Cantona banned Manchester United's Eric Cantona is fined £20,000 and banned from playing football following his attack on a fan.
1975 The Troubles - IRA bombs in London and Manchester Five IRA bombs go off in London and 19 are injured in Manchester from another IRA bomb
1971 Angry Brigade The Angry Brigade claim responsibility for a series of bomb attacks.
1967 NASA - Three die during Apollo 1 rehearsal Three american astronauts die on this day in a fire which swept through their Apollo spacecraft during a launch pad rehearsal. Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee perished.
1945 World War 2 - Auschwitz liberated The Red Army liberates the Nazi's biggest concentration camp at Auschwitz in southern Poland.
1944 World War 2 - Leningrad siege ends Soviet forces drive German troops away from the Leningrad which has been besieged since September 1941.
1903 Fire - 51 die in fire at mental hospital 51 die at a fire in a mental hospital at Colney Hatch, north of London
1901 Guiseppe Verdi dies Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi dies
1756 Wolfgang Mozart is born Wolfgang Mozart is born in Salzburg, Austria.
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