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December 27 Historical Events

The following events took place on December 27. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 38 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 537
    The Hagia Sophia is completed.
  • 1512
    The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World.
  • 1655
    Second Northern War/the Deluge: Monks at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa are successful in fending off a month-long siege.
  • 1657
    The Flushing Remonstrance is signed.
  • 1703
    Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson’s makeshift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans.
  • 1831
    Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
  • 1836
    The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing eight people.
  • 1845
    Ether anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long in Jefferson, Georgia.
  • 1845
    Journalist John L. O'Sullivan, writing in his newspaper the New York Morning News, argues that the United States had the right to claim the entire Oregon Country “by the right of our manifest destiny”.
  • 1911
    “Jana Gana Mana”, the national anthem of India, is first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
  • 1918
    The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins.
  • 1922
    Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.
  • 1923
    Daisuke Namba, a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.
  • 1927
    Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical play, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.
  • 1929
    Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin orders the “liquidation of the kulaks as a class”, ostensibly as an effort to spread socialism to the countryside.
  • 1932
    Radio City Music Hall, “Showplace of the Nation”, opens in New York City.
  • 1939
    Erzincan, Turkey, is hit by an earthquake, killing 30,000.
  • 1939
    Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.
  • 1942
    The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia is founded.
  • 1945
    The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations.
  • 1949
    Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1966
    The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
  • 1978
    Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of fascist dictatorship.
  • 1979
    The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • 1983
    Pope John Paul II visits Mehmet Ali Ağca in Rebibbia’s prison and personally forgives him for the 1981 attack on him in St. Peter’s Square.
  • 1985
    Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside the airports of Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria.
  • 1989
    The Romanian Revolution concludes, as the last minor street confrontations and stray shootings abruptly end in the country’s capital, Bucharest.
  • 1996
    Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram Airfield which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul, Afghanistan.

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