Calendar bites, Jan. 27


  • Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll),  1832. English mathematician and author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written for Alice Liddell, the daughter of a friend.
  • Samuel Gompers, 1850. First president of the American Federation of Labor.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756. Austrian composer.
  • Hyman George Rickover, 1900. American naval officer, called the “Father of the Nuclear Navy”.


  • Auschwitz Liberated, 1945. The Soviet army liberated about 6,000 prisoners of the Nazi concentration camp, Aushwitz.
  • Leningrad Liberated, 1944.
  • Vietnam Peace Agreement Signed, 1973.

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