About December 27

December 27, 2021 is the 361st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Capricorn is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 36 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 27

  • 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.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was 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.
  • 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
    Namba Daisuke, a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.
  • 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.
  • 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 dictatorship.
  • 1979
    The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • 1985
    Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria airports.
  • 2001
    The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.
  • 2002
    The company Clonaid announces that it has successfully cloned a human being, although it has never presented any verifiable evidence.
  • 2002
    Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 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 in a shooting incident.
  • 2008
    Israel launches 3-week operation on Gaza - Operation Cast Lead

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