About December 27

December 27, 2024 is the 362nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 33 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.
  • 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 make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans.
  • 1836
    The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing 8 people.
  • 1927
    Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.
  • 1932
    Radio City Music Hall opened in New York, New York.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Apollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
  • 1978
    The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in the South Pole recorded temperatures of 7.5 °F (−13.6 °C), making it the highest temperature to ever be recorded in the South Pole.
  • 1985
    Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria airports.
  • 1997
    Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.

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