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Today In History - December 27

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Today in History in 1903  "Sweet Adaline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung; in 1932  Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City; in 1947 the first "Howdy Doody Show" was telecast on NBC; and in 1991 the "Carol Burnett Show" last aired on CBS-TV.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1512 - The 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 is signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland protesting ban on Quaker worship
  • 1825 - 1st public railway using steam locomotive completed in England between Stockton and Darlington
  • 1900 - Carrie Nation's 1st public smashing of a bar (Carey Hotel, Wichita KS)
  • 1903 - "Sweet Adaline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung
  • 1932 - Radio City Music Hall opens (NYC)
  • 1939 - Between 20,000 & 40,000 die in magnitude 8 quake in Erzincam Turkey
  • 1945 - International Monetary Fund formally established by 29 member countries
  • 1947 - 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
  • 1949 - Queen Juliana of the Netherlands grants independence to Indonesia
  • 1979 - Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, Pres Hafizullah Amin overthrown
  • 1991 - "Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 2002 - "Chicago", starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (2002 Best Picture winner)

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1571 - Johannes Kepler, Weil der Stadt, Germany, astronomer (planetary Motion), (d. 1630)
  • 1822 - Louis Pasteur, Dole, France, bacteriologist (pasturization), (d. 1895)
  • 1901 - Marlene Dietrich [Maria Losch], Berlin Germany, singer/actress (Blue Angel), (d. 1992)
  • 1913 - Elizabeth Smart, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept)
  • 1927 - Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director, and writer

Famous Weddings

  • 1925 - Inventor George Gallup (24) weds Ophelia Smith Miller
  • 1953 - Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York
  • 1972 - Actor Billy Dee Williams (35) weds Teruko Nakagami
  • 1993 - Actress Teri Garr (44) weds John O'Neil (42)
  • 2006 - Supermodel Niki Taylor (31) weds NASCAR driver Burney Lamar (26) at The Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, California

Famous Divorces

  • 2011 - "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel (31) divorces "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (35) due to irreconcilable differences

Famous Deaths

  • 1836 - Stephen Fuller Austin, founder of the US State of Texas, dies at 43
  • 1923 - Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91
  • 1974 - Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette, dies of multiple fractures of the skull at 66
  • 1981 - Hoagy Carmichael, US actor/songwriter (Stardust), dies at 82
  • 2007 - Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan is assassinated at 54
  • 2012 - Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2012 - Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr, US Army General, dies from complications from pneumonia at 78

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