January 27

This Day in History

1974

Brisbane endures start of devastating floods

The start of the wet season in the Australian tropics is typically marked by the southward movement of the ‘monsoon trough’, which usually makes its presence felt early January. This time however, … (more...)

1945

The Holocaust – Deadliest Genocide in History

On 27 January 1945 Soviet troops marching towards Germany through occupied Europe liberated the prison camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, revealing to a horrified world the dreadful machinery of a Nazi … (more...)

1926

Baird demonstrates TV

John Logie Baird, a Scottish inventor, gives the first public demonstration of a pictorial-transmission machine he calls a "televisor." Baird's invention used mechanical rotating disks to scan moving … (more...)