December 27 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1512 Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World

1657 “Flushing Remonstrance” petition signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, protesting the ban on Quaker worship

1939 Between 20,000 and 40,000 die in magnitude 8 earthquake in Erzincam, Turkey

1945 International Monetary Fund formally established by 29 member countries based on ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes

1949 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands grants independence to Indonesia

1979 After invading Afghanistan two days earlier Soviet forces pull off a coup in Kabul, killing President Hafizullah Amin

Today’s Historical Events

418 [Etalius] begins his reign as Catholic Pope

537 Hagia Sophia inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian I as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral

795 Leo III begins his reign as Pope after his election the previous day

1437 Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Bohemia

1512 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 signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, protesting the ban on Quaker worship

1679 Dutch troops capture Madurees prince Trunudjojo in Java

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1927 Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Show Boat” premieres in New York City

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

1947 1st “Howdy Doody Show” (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC

1964 The Supremes 1st appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show” singing “Come See About Me”

1974 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years

1978 CBS Television’s premiere of its version of “Les Miserables”, starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins

1979 Soap Opera “Knots Landing” premieres on CBS-TV

1986 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards – Days of Our Lives wins

Today’s Historical Music Events

1903 “Sweet Adeline”, a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung

1932 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City

1934 “Thumbs Up” a musical revue, including music and lyrics by Vernon Duke & James Hanley premieres in NYC

1941 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 7th Symphony in Siberia

1954 Gian Carlo Menotti’s Pulitzer Prize winning opera “The Saint of Bleecker Street” opens at Broadway Theater in ,NYC; runs for 92 performances

1961 Styne, Comden and Green’s musical “Subways Are For Sleeping” premieres at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 205 performances

1966 “At the Drop of Another Hat” opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 performances

1967 Leonard Cohen releases his debut album “Songs of Leonard Cohen” on Columbia Records

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1892 Biddle University beats Livingstone College 5-0 in 1st black college football game, in Salisbury, North Carolina

1897 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2

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

1937 German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany

1942 5th NFL All Star Game, Shribe Park, Philadelphia: NFL All-Stars beat Washington Redskins, 17-14

1951 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)

1953 National Football League Championship, Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 17-16 to retain title

1956 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)

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