January 27 in Pop Culture History

27January 27 in Pop Culture History
1606 – The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators began for the Gunpowder Plot, ending with their execution on January 31.

1888 – The National Geographic Society was established.

1967 – Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee were killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

1970 – James M. Schlatter received a patent (#3492131) for ‘Peptide Sweetening Agents’ later marketed as NutraSweet.

1977 – ‘Roots’ mini-series began on ABC.

1984 – Michael Jackson’s hair caught fire during filming for Pepsi commercial.

1984 – The Lonely Guy & Broadway Danny Rose were released in theaters.

2006 – Big Momma’s House 2 & Nanny McPhee debuted in theaters.

2010 – Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s latest product, a tablet PC called the iPad, at a press conference in San Francisco.

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