Daily Archives: January 27, 2012

Flowers lashes out at ‘lying’ Clinton 20 years ago today (1992)

(Monday, January 27, 1992) — Gennifer Flowers, the woman paid by a supermarket tabloid to tell of her alleged 12-year affair with Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, told a Manhattan news conference today that Clinton was “absolutely lying” when he denied her charges on CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes broadcast last night.

During a sometimes-raucous news conference (click here to watch video of the news conference), Flowers refused to answer several sexually explicit questions. Neither would she discuss apparent inconsistencies in her account.

John Lennon performs ‘Imagine’ during taping for ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: Lennon performs 'Imagine' on 'Douglas' show

(Thursday, January 27, 1972) — John Lennon and Yoko Ono tape their fourth appearance today as co-hosts on the prestigious Emmy award-winning WBC (Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation) afternoon talk show The Mike Douglas Show. Continue reading John Lennon performs ‘Imagine’ during taping for ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ 40 years ago today (1972)

Frustrated Lincoln orders armies to advance 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: Lincoln issues order (at 10:59)

(Monday, January 27, 1862, during the American Civil War) — Utterly fed up with the inactivity of his generals and their armies, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln today issued the extraordinary General War Order No. 1.

This order directed that all Union forces, on land as well as at sea, were to advance upon the insurgents and attack them on Feb. 22.