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?
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 interesting facts about December 27th in history!
What Events Happened On December 27 In History?
A couple got married at their local Dunkin’ Donuts after breaking up their relationship at the same Dunkin’ Donuts 25 years prior.
They married at their memorable Dunkin' Donuts in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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.
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.
Chicago, the film based on the musical and directed by Rob Marshall, was released.
Leonard Cohen released his debut album “Songs of Leonard Cohen” through Columbia Records.
The Supremes first appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” singing “Come See About Me.”
Twenty-nine nations came together to sign an agreement that created the International Monetary Fund.
With the end of WWII, the world's leaders realized that the international monetary system needed to be restructured and restabilized. With that goal came the birth of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which has since worked tirelessly to aid the economic growth of its member states, stabilize the global economy, and reduce poverty worldwide.
Between 20,000 and 40,000 people died in a magnitude eight earthquake in Erzincan, Turkey.
Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City.
The Hawaiian Fire Department was established.
After an ordinance issued by Kamehameha III, the third King of Hawaii, the HFD was founded.
The “Flushing Remonstrance” petition was signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, which protested the ban on Quaker worship.
Spain decreed the Laws of Burgos, the first set of laws that attempted to govern Spaniards abroad in the Americas.
Hagia Sophia was inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian I as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral.
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