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Famous Events For December 27

Famous Events For December 27 – Today In History

What Happened on December 27 in World History?

Early Centuries – December 27 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. December 27, 0537 – Emperor Justinian I opened Hagia Sophia as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral
2. December 27, 0795 – Leo III was elected as Pope the previous day and reports this day
3. December 27, 1437 – installation of Albrecht II von Habsburg as king of Bohemia
4. December 27, 1512 – issuance of Laws of Burgos by the Spanish Crown concerning the conduct of immigrants to inborn Indians in the New World
5. December 27, 1521 – The “Zwickau Prophets” are seen in Wittenberg
6. December 27, 1657 – an appeal entitled “Flushing Remonstrance” authorized in the Dutch settlement of New Netherland complaining on Quaker workshop
7. December 27, 1679 – The Madurees prince Trunudjoio was seized in Java by the Dutch army

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18th Century – What Happened on December 27 – The 1700s

8. December 27, 1703 – Methuen-Asiento business agreement between England & Portugal
9. December 27, 1741 – Prussian army captures Olmutz, Czechoslovakia

19th Century – December 27 This Day That Year – The 1800s

10. December 27, 1814 – demolition of the boat, Carolina, a stop-gap navy constructed by Commodore Daniel Patterson to wage war a series of deferring actions that were responsible for the victory of Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans
11. December 27, 1831 – Charles Darwin travelled abroad to HMS Beagle from England to study South America. Darwin later termed that this survey decided his whole career
12. December 27, 1836 – most awful English snow slip killing 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex)
13. December 27, 1845 –Ether used for the first time in childbirth in the US in Jefferson, George
14. December 27, 1850 – Inauguration of Hawaiian Fire Department
15. December 27, 1862 – War of Chickasaw Bluffs, MS (Chickasaw Bayou)
16. December 27, 1862 – War of Elizabethtown, Kentucky
17. December 27, 1867 – 1st meeting of the legislatures of Ontario and Quebec

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18. December 27, 1884 – Congo Free State of King Leopold II was accepted by the Netherlands
19. December 27, 1892 – the laying of the Foundation Stone of the Cathedral of St John in NYC
20. December 27, 1892 – N C Biddle defeated Livingston, 4-0 during the first black football play
21. December 27, 1897 – Montreal Victories defeat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2 to win Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec

20th Century – Important Events On This Day December 27 – 1900s

22. December 27, 1900 – Carrie Nation, an American, and a member of the temperance movement breaks the public bar (Carey Hotel, Wichita KS)
23. December 27, 1903 – premiere of “Sweet Adeline”, an unaccompanied quartet, by four persons (barbershop quartet favorite)
24. December 27, 1904- first performance of “Petr Pan” by J M Barrie at the Duke of York Theatre in London
25. December 27, 1904 – first performance of “On Baile’s Strand” by W B Yeats and Lady Gregory in Dublin
26. December 27, 1905 – MA Noble achieves 281 (369 mins, 21 fours) in a match NSW v Victoria
27. December 27, 1906 –The American Sociological Society meets for the first time at its annual meeting in Providence, Rhode Island
28. December 27, 1915 – The workers of US Iron and Steel commenced their 3-week strike demanding an eight-hour-day schedule and they were successful as the US needed steel for weaponry
29. December 27, 1918 – commencement of the Great Poland Uprising against the Germans
30. December 27, 1919 – the owner of the Red Sox Harry Frazee does not want to deal with Harry Hooper; Harry Hooper sent to the White Sox after the 1920 session
31. December 27, 1923 – Lee Bong-chang, a Korean independence activist, attempts unsuccessfully on the life of Emperor Hirohito of Japan

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32. December 27, 1924 – Ahmed Beg Zofu rules Albania as a dictator
33. December 27, 1924 – A peace agreement between the US and the Dominican Republic, overriding its earlier accord in 1907; in July the US had called back its Navy ending its occupation of the Dominican Republic
34. December 27, 1926 – a new name was given to Depot Square in the Bronx as Botanical Square
35. December 27, 1926 – Latkin Square was created to honor the 1st US Jewish soldier who died in WWI
36. December 27, 1927 – first performance of “Show Boat” by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II in NYC
37. December 27, 1927 – first performance of “Paris Bound” by Philip Barry in NYC
38. December 27, 1932 -inauguration of Radio City Music Hall in NYC
39. December 27, 1934 – the inauguration of a hostel for youths in the US (Northfield, Mass)
40. December 27, 1934 – Persia declared as Iran by Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
41. December 27, 1934 – debut performance of the music by Vernon Duke & James Hanley in NYC
42. December 27, 1937 – No reason was assigned by the German immigration officials for barring the entry of Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), a 1932 Olympic champion in marathon into Germany
43. December 27, 1937 – actress May West was barred from participating in NBC radio as she played a skit about Adam & Eve
44. December 27, 1939 – automobile suitable for sliding on ice in North Conway, NH introduced
45. December 27, 1939 – an earthquake of magnitude 8 strikes Erzincam in Turkey killing 20000 to 40,000 people
46. December 27, 1941 – Manila, though declared an “open city” was bombarded by Japan
47. December 27, 1941 – completion of the 7th Symphony by Dmitri Shostakovich in Siberia
48. December 27, 1942 – 1st Japanese woman camp in Ambarawa
49. December 27, 1942 – NFL All-Stars defeat Washington Redskins, 17-14 at the 5th NFL All-Star Game, Shribe Park, Philadelphia
50. December 27, 1942 – establishment of The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia
51. December 27, 1943 – many of the powers of the French in Lebanon were handed over to the Lebanese administration
52. December 27, 1943 – German battleship “Scharnhorst” gets submerged in Barents Sea
53. December 27, 1943 – Discussion between Montgomery and Eisenhower and Bedell Smith about Overlord
54. December 27, 1944 – Travel by air of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from Greece to London
55. December 27, 1945 – debut performance of “Home of the Brave” by Arthur Laurent in NYC
56. December 27, 1945 – Inauguration of the International Monetary Fund created by 29 member countries on the philosophies of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes

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57. December 27, 1945 – founding of the World Bank based on the agreement by 28 nations
58. December 27, 1947 -premiere of 1st “Howdy Doody Show” (Puppet Playhouse) on NBC
59. December 27, 1949 – Indonesia granted freedom by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands
60. December 27, 1951 – Australia defeats USA in Sydney (3-2) at the 40th Davis Cup
61. December 27, 1953 – Detroit Lions defeat Cleveland Browns, 17-16 to keep the National Football League Title at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
62. December 27, 1954 – premiere of “Saint of Bleecker Street” at Broadway Theater NYC to give 92 presentations
63. December 27, 1954 – debut show of play “Saint” by Gian Carlo Menotti in NYC
64. December 27, 1956 – Australia defeats the USA in the 45th Davis Cup in Adelaide (5-0)
65. December 27, 1956 – Bill Sharman (Boston) makes 55 free strokes in 55 games
66. December 27, 1959 – Baltimore Colts defeat New York Giants,31-16, Colts achieve 24 successful points in the 4th quarter
67. December 27, 1960 – Atomic test by France
68. December 27, 1960 – Tommy Mason from the University of Tulane was selected by the Minnesota Vikings from the 1961 roster
69. December 27, 1961 – reestablishment of relations at the ambassadorial level between Belgium and Congo
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71. December 27, 1961 – debut performance of the musical “Subways are for Sleeping” by Styne, Comden, and Green at James Theater NYC at James Thater NYC to give 205 performances
72. December 27, 1962 – 1962 – Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB) awarded the 28th Heisman Trophy

73. December 27, 1964 – Cleveland Browns shutout Baltimore Colts, 27-0; This is seen as the last championship title achieved by a major-league professional sports team from Cleveland until 2016 NBA Cavaliers
74. December 27, 1966 – premiere of “At the Drop of Another Hat” at Booth Theater NYC for 105 presentations
75. December 27, 1966 – The Best European Football Player award was given to Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton; his award was by a single point ahead of Benfica striker Eusebio
76. December 27, 1967 – the first collection of musicals announced by Leonard Cohen, “Songs of Leonard Cohen” on Columbia Records
77. December 27, 1968 – Spacecraft Apollo 8 arrives on Earth
78. December 27, 1968 – Atomic test by China at Lop Nor, PRC
79. December 27, 1970 – last show of “Hello, Dolly!” after 2844 presentations at St James Theater NYC
80. December 27, 1971 – #8 Arizona State defeats Florida State, 45-38 at the 1st Fiesta Bowl
81. December 27, 1972 – premiere of “Purlie” at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances
82. December 27, 1972 – Belgium acknowledges the status of German DR
83. December 27, 1972 – LA Kings defeat Islanders successively in 12 plays
84. December 27, 1972 – North Korea’s new constitutions put into effect
85. December 27, 1973 – LA Dodgers announce the revised timings of night games – from 7.30 instead of 8
86. December 27, 1974 – Award of 40th Heisman Trophy to Archi Griffin, Ohio State
87. December 27, 1974 – Dear Abby discontinue their show on CBS after 11 years
88. December 27, 1974 – a gorilla group affiliated with FSLN captures government detainees at a hotel in Managua party
89. December 27, 1974 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
90. December 27, 1975 – Detonation at Chasnala Colliery causes the caving of the roof causing a flood into the coal mine when 350 drowned, in Dhanbad, India
91. December 27, 1976 – The constitution of Albania effective from this day
92. December 27, 1977 – Award of Europe’s best football player title to Danish forward Allan Simonsen of Borussia Monchengladbach ahead of Kevin Keegan of Hamburg and Nancy midfielder Michel Platini
93. December 27, 1978 – Approval of Spain’s 1st democratic constitution by King Juan Carlos
94. December 27, 1978 – Spain attains freedom after being under 40 years of autocracy
95. December 27, 1978 – A debut performance of “Les Miserables”, a CBS Television form, featuring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins
96. December 27, 1978 – English Kevin Keegan, forward of Hamburg achieves the first of his two successive titles as the best football player in Europe; defeats Barcelona striker Hans Krankl and Anderlecht winger Rob Rensenbrink
97. December 27, 1979 – debut performance of “Knots Landing” a television drama series on CBS-TV
98. December 27, 1979 – Red Army defeats NY Rangers, 5-2 at Madison Square Garden
99. December 27, 1979 – Two days after conquering Afghanistan, the Soviets successfully achieved an overthrow in Kabul assassinating President Hafizullah Amin
100. December 27, 1980 – Longest NBA free throw streak of 78 achieved Calvin Murphy (Rockets)
101. December 27, 1981 – Lillee achieved a leading-wicket take by taking 310 wickets in test crickets
102. December 27, 1981 – NHLer Oiler Wayne Gretzky gets 100 pts and becomes the fastest to get 100 points

103. December 27, 1981 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
104. December 27, 1982 – Imran Khan achieves 8/60 to get an innings defeat to India at Karachi
105. December 27, 1983 – The man who fired at Pope Paul II was excused by him
106. December 27, 1983 – the inferno caused by Propane gas demolished 16 blocks of Buffalo
107. December 27, 1983 – Europe’s best football player title, first of 3 titles, awarded to Juventus’ French midfielder Michel Platini ahead of Liverpool midfielder Kenny Dalgleish and Vejle BK striker Allan Simonsen
108. December 27, 1984 – free agent pitcher Ed Whitson of Padres’ enters into a contract with NY Yankees
109. December 27, 1985 – aircraft El Al was hijacked by kidnappers at Rome and Vienna aerodromes killing 20 and injuring 110. President Regan accuses the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi of this
110. December 27, 1986 – premiere of “Les Misérables” at Kennedy Centre, Washington, DC
111. December 27, 1986 – Days of Our Lives was awarded the 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards
112. December 27, 1987 – Steve Largent catches his 752nd pass and achieves the all-time NFL professional catches record
113. December 27, 1987 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipapitinsk USSR
114. December 27, 1988 – The ban on jamming Radio Free Europe was lifted by Bulgaria after more than 30 years
115. December 27, 1988 – Award of the first of 3 best football players in Europe title to Dutch striker Marco van Basten ahead of Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard
116. December 27, 1989 – Oregon state bids for NBA games

117. December 27, 1990 – The Edmonton Oilers touched their 500th all-time NHL win when they defeated the Calgary Flames, 4-1
118. December 27, 1991 – appointment of Dave Shula as the youngest NFL coach for Bengals at 32
119. December 27, 1991 – stepping down of Chuck Knox as the coach of Seattle Seahawk
120. December 27, 1992 – last show of “3 From Brooklyn” at Helen Hays Theater NYC after 45 presentations
121. December 27, 1992 – premiere of “Les Misérables” at Ostregaswerks, Copenhagen
122. December 27, 1992 – debut show of “Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act” at Gershwin NYC for 10 shows
123. December 27, 1992 – donations to 13th United Negro College Fund touches $11,000,000
124. December 27, 1992 – Singer Harry Connick Jr was found to have a 9 mm gun at JFK airport in NY
125. December 27, 1993 – premiere of “Candles, Show, & Mistletoe” at Palace Theater NYC for 7 shows
126. December 27, 1993 – The stock/share value of Dow-Jones touches a new high of 3792.93
127. December 27, 1995 – cricketer David Boon of Australia achieves his 21st Test Cricket century (110 V SL, MCG)
128. December 27, 1996 – Taliban forces were able to recapture the important Bagram air headquarters to strengthen their shield area around Kabul
129. December 27, 1997 – killing of Billy Wright, protestant paramilitary leader in Northern Ireland
130. December 27, 1999 – Joe Sakic achieves his 1000th professional point, an assist against St. Louis Blues

21st Century – December 27 This Day In History – The 2000s

131. December 27, 2000 – Mario Lemieux played for Pittsburgh Penguins after a break of 3 years due to cancer issues and injury, in his capacity as a center and part owner, and achieved a goal and 2 assists for Pittsburgh Penguins; Penguins defeated Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-0
132. December 27, 2001 – A trade agreement between The People’s Republic of China and the United States permanently
133. December 27, 2002- bomb explosions kill 72 and injure 200 at the Moscow supporters, admirative office of Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya
134. December 27, 2002 – premiere of the movie, “Chicago” made on the theme of the musical, guided by Rob Marshall featuring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones
135. December 27, 2002 – The Kenya African National Union was defeated after 39 years of holding power by the National Rainbow Coalition guided by Mwai Kibaki during the Kenyan General Election

136. December 27, 2004 – The magnetic rays from the magnetar SGR 1806-20 touch the earth. It is supposed to be the most dazzling incident involving extrasolar seen on the planet
137. December 27, 2007 – a self-destructive bomber assassinates Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan in Rawalpindi
138. December 27, 2008 – Launch of Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip by Israel commencing with an airstrike that hit 100 targets in 220 seconds killing about 250 people
139. December 27, 2009 – It is reported that 208 countries, territories, and communities have been affected with H1N1 cases including 12,220 victims, as per The World Health Organization
140. December 27, 2012 – The plan to capture a 500-ton asteroid in 2025 has been announced by NASA
141. December 27, 2013 – In a bus accident that dropped off the Huay Tong Bridge in Thailand 29 people lost their life
142. December 27, 2015 – Recapture of IS-controlled city of Ramadi by Iraqi army (ISIS first captured in May)

143. December 27, 2017 – a goal scored by Raheem Sterling gives Manchester City a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park; This was the English Premier League’s 18th successive victory; this winning run ended with a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace 31/12

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