Saturday, January 26, 2013
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The United Nations designates January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
It was on January 27, 1945 that the death camp at Auschwitz was liberated from the Nazis by the advancing Red Army.
On January 27, 1967, three American astronauts, Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, were killed in the Apollo 1 fire. The trio had been scheduled to make Apollo's first manned flight in February.
We're supposed to mention that Sunday will also be National Chocolate Cake Day, but we won't. It just doesn't seem to fit.