About December 27

December 27, 2022 is the 361st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 26 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 27

  • 537
    The Hagia Sophia is completed.
  • 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.
  • 1831
    Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    Radio City Music Hall opened in New York, New York.
  • 1939
    Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.
  • 1945
    The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, United Kingdom.
  • 2002
    The company Clonaid announces that it has successfully cloned a human being, although it has never presented any verifiable evidence.
  • 2007
    Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident.
  • 2008
    Israel launches 3-week operation on Gaza - Operation Cast Lead
  • 2009
    Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.

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