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5 Fun Facts About January 27 In District Of Columbia History

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1. In 1909, the Washington Winter Carnival was held for the first time. The carnival featured skating, hockey games, dog sled races, and other winter sports.

2. In 1967, the Apollo 1 spacecraft caught fire during a test at Cape Kennedy, killing astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger B. Chaffee. The tragedy led to changes in spacecraft design and safety procedures.

3. In 1982, the Washington Redskins won their first Super Bowl, defeating the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII. The game was played in the Rose Bowl, in Pasadena, California.

4. In 2019, hundreds of thousands of people took part in the Women's March in Washington, D.C. The march was organized to protest against the policies of President Donald Trump and to advocate for women's rights, including reproductive freedom and equal pay.

5. In 2021, Washington, D.C. hosted its first virtual Chinese New Year Celebration. The event featured performances, cooking demonstrations, and cultural presentations, and was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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