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Notable Historical Events on December 27th

1981Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)

1992Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

1927Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled

1831HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs England for South America

1956Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games

1999Joe Sakic records his 1,000th career point, an assist against the St. Louis Blues

2007Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber.

2002"Chicago", starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (2002 Best Picture winner)

1983Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)

1937Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio

1985Terrorists kill 20 & wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome & Vienna airports, President Reagan blames Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi

1937Bradman scores 246 SA v Queensland, 364 mins, 20 fours

December 27th Historical Events
Date Event
418
[Etalius] begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
537
The Hagia Sophia is inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian 
1437
Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Bohemia 
1503
Battle at Garigliano] Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France 
1512
The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World. 
1521
The "Zwickau Prophets" appear in Wittenberg 
1657
Flushing Remonstrance petition is signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland protesting ban on Quaker worship 
1679
Dutch troops capture Madurees prince Trunudjojo in Java 
1703
England & Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement 
1741
Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia 
1814
Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans. 
1825
1st public railway using steam locomotive completed in England between Stockton and Darlington 
1831
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs England for South America 
1836
Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex) 
1845
Ether 1st used in childbirth in US, Jefferson, Ga 
1850
Hawaiian Fire Dept established 
1862
Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs, MS (Chickasaw Bayou) 
1862
Battle of Elizabethtown, KY 
1867
Ontario & Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting 
1871
World's 1st cat show (Crystal Palace, London) 
1884
Netherlands recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State 
1887
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Blue Carbuncle" (BG) 
1892
Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC) 
1892
N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game 
1897
Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2 
1900
Carrie Nation's 1st public smashing of a bar (Carey Hotel, Wichita KS) 
1903
"Sweet Adaline," a barbershop quartet favorite, is 1st sung 
1904
Duke of York Theatre opens in London (1st musical Peter Pan) 
1904
W B Yeats/Lady Gregory's "On Baile's Strand," premieres in Dublin 
1905
M A Noble scores 281 (369 mins, 21 fours) NSW v Victoria 
1906
1st annual meeting of American Sociological Society, Providence, RI 
1915
US Iron and Steel workers begin a 3-week strike in Ohio for a eight-hour-day; they are successful as the US needs steel for armaments 
1918
The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins. 
1919
Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season 
1923
Unsuccessful attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan 
1926
Depot Square in Bronx renamed Botanical Square 
1926
Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st US Jewish soldier to die in WW I 
1927
Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II's "Show Boat" premieres in NYC 
1927
Philip Barry's "Paris Bound" premieres in NYC 
1927
Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled 
1932
Radio City Music Hall opens (NYC) 
1934
1st youth hostel in US opens (Northfield, Mass) 
1934
Shah of Persia declares Persia now Iran 
1934
Vernon Duke & James Hanley's musical premieres in NYC 
1937
Bradman scores 246 SA v Queensland, 364 mins, 20 fours 
1937
German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany 
1937
Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio 
1939
1st American skimobiles (North Conway, NH) 
1939
Between 20,000 & 40,000 die in magnitude 8 quake in Erzincam Turkey 
1941
Japan bombs Manila even though it was declared an "open city" 
1941
Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony 
1942
1st Japanese women camp (Ambarawa) goes into use 
1942
NFL Pro Bowl: NFL All-Stars beats Washington 17-14 
1942
The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia is founded. 
1943
France transfers most of her powers in Lebanon to Lebanese government 
1943
German warship "Scharnhorst" sinks in Barents Sea 
1943
Montgomery discusses Overlord with Eisenhower & Bedell Smith 
1944
Greece: British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London 
1945
Arthur Laurent's "Home of the Brave" premieres in NYC 
1945
International Monetary Fund formally established by 29 member countries 
1945
The World Bank was created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations. 
1947
1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC 
1949
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands grants independence to Indonesia 
1951
40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2) 
1953
Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game 
1954
"Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 perfs 
1954
Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint," premieres in NYC 
1956
45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0) 
1956
Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games 
1959
Balt Colts beat NY Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game 
1960
France performs nuclear test 
1961
Belgium & Congo resume diplomatic relations 
1961
Styne/Comden/Green's musical "Subways are for Sleeping" premieres at St James Theater NYC for 205 perfs 
1962
28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB) 
1964
Cleveland Browns beat Balt Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game 
1966
"At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 perfs 
1968
Apollo 8 returns to Earth 
1968
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1970
"Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances 
1972
"Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances 
1972
Belgium recognizes German DR 
1972
LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak 
1972
New North Korean constitution comes into effect 
1973
LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8 
1974
40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB) 
1974
Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years 
1974
FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party 
1974
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1975
Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India) 
1976
Albania constitution goes into effect 
1978
King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution 
1978
Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship. 
1979
"Knots Landing" premieres on CBS-TV 
1979
Red Army beats NY Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden 
1979
Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, Pres Hafizullah Amin overthrown 
1980
Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78 
1981
Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in Test Crickets with 310 
1981
Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game) 
1981
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1982
Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi 
1983
Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca) 
1983
Propane gas fire devastated 16 blocks of Buffalo 
1984
Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees 
1985
Terrorists kill 20 & wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome & Vienna airports, President Reagan blames Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi 
1986
"Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Wash DC 
1986
10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins 
1987
Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass 
1987
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1988
Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 3 decades 
1989
Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games 
1991
"Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS-TV 
1991
Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32) 
1991
Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach 
1992
"3 From Brooklyn" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 perfs 
1992
"Les Miserables" opens at Ostregaswerks, Copenhagen 
1992
"Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act" opens at Gershwin NYC for 10 per 
1992
13th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000 
1992
Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport 
1992
Nancy Sheehan wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tournament 
1993
"Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 perfs 
1993
Dow-Jones hits record 3792.93 
1995
Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG) 
1996
Carquest Bowl 7: Miami beats Virginia, 31-21 
1996
Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram air base which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul. 
1997
Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland. 
1999
Joe Sakic records his 1,000th career point, an assist against the St. Louis Blues 
2001
The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States. 
2002
Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya. 
2002
"Chicago", starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (2002 Best Picture winner) 
2004
Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet. 
2007
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber. 
2012
NASA unveils plans to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2025 
2013
29 people are killed after a bus plunged off the Huay Tong Bridge, Thailand 
2015
Floods displace more than 150000 in South America 
2015
8 people killed when severe storms, tornadoes hit Dallas area 
2015
Tourist destination Siargao island hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake 
2015
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donate $1 million to support Syria victims 
2016
Philippines Searches for 18 Crewmen of Ship Sunk by Typhoon 
2016
Chelsea Wins Its 12th Straight Premier League Game 
2016
South Korean Ruling Party Splits Over Impeached President 
2016
Defying UN, Israel Prepares to Build More Settlements 
2016
Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Hawaii for landmark Pearl Harbor visit 
2016
New York to Paris flight diverts to Republic of Ireland to use toilets 
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