Today in History- 27th January

International Events:

1880                 Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.

1944                 The siege of Leningrad ends after 900 days.

1945                 The Red Army liberates the biggest concentration camp at Auschwitz in southern Poland.

1967                 Three astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee die in Apollo 1 tragedy.

1980                 Exiled Robert Mugabe returns to Rhodesia after five years.