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December 27: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 27

December 27th is known as Visit The Zoo Day and Fruitcake Day.

We’re officially 4 days away from the end of the year! Is anyone celebrating early?

Those of you who were born on December 27th share the Capricorn zodiac sign.

If December 27 is a special day for you, you’ll want to make sure you check out these historical events that all happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1850, the Hawaiian Fire Department was established? This was on the orders of the Hawaiian King Kamehameha III.

Keep reading for more facts about December 27th in history!

What Happened On December 27 In History?

2019

A couple got married at their local Dunkin’ Donuts on this day, after breaking up their relationship at the same Dunkin’ Donuts 25 years prior.

They married at their memorable Dunkin' Donuts in Worcester, Massachusetts.
2007

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated.

The Former Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto was killed as she was leaving a rally of the Pakistan People's Party. She was killed as she was driving away from the rally as a result of both gunshot wounds and suicide bomber detonation next to her car.
2004

Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reached Earth.

OTD in 2004: Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reached Earth.
This was the brightest stellar event ever recorded, with a flash of light so powerful that it bounced off the Moon and lit up the Earth's upper atmosphere. The radiation from the starquake explosion took 50,000 years to reach earth.
2002

Chicago the film based on the musical and directed by Rob Marshall, was released.

1967

Leonard Cohen released his debut album “Songs of Leonard Cohen” through Columbia Records.

1964

The Supremes first appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” singing “Come See About Me.”

1939

Between 20,000 and 40,000 people died in a magnitude 8 earthquake in Erzincan, Turkey.

1932

Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City.

1850

The Hawaiian Fire Department was established.

After an ordinance issued by Kamehameha III, the third King of Hawaii, the HFD was founded.
1657

The “Flushing Remonstrance” petition was signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, which protested the ban on Quaker worship.

537

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

OTD in 537: Hagia Sophia was inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian I as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral.