About December 27

December 27, 2020 is the 362nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 4 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 47 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.
  • 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 8 people.
  • 1911
    “Jana Gana Mana,” the national anthem of India, is first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
  • 1927
    Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.
  • 1939
    Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.
  • 1942
    The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • 1996
    Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram air base which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul.
  • 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.
  • 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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