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27 December

418 – Rome – Pope Zosimus died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Zosimus

537 – Turkey – Hagia Sophia, Constantinople, completed. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/haso/hd_haso.htm http://www.hagiasophia.com/

1655 – Poland – Siege of Jasna Góra ended (Second Northern War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jasna_G%C3%B3ra

1657 – America – Flushing Remonstrance signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flushing_Remonstrance

1703 – GB/Portugal – Methuen Treaty signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methuen_Treaty

1814 – USA – USS Carolina destroyed (War of 1812). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Carolina_(1812)


1831 – UK – Charles Darwin started voyage on HMS Beagle from Plymouth. https://youtu.be/nq_0qjMeC0w http://www.hmsbeagleproject.org/second-voyage/

1836 – UK– Avalanche in Lewes, Sussex, 8 killed. http://www.information-britain.co.uk/famdates.php?id=832 http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/the-avalanche-at-lewes-east-sussex-1836-73940


1911 – India – Jana Gana Mana national anthem first sung. https://youtu.be/HtMF973tXIY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jana_Gana_Mana

1918 – Poland – Greater Poland Uprising began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Poland_Uprising_(1918%E2%80%9319)#Uprising_2

1932 – USA – Radio City Music Hall opened. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/radio-city-music-hall-opens

1939 – Finland – Battle of Kelja ended (Winter War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kelja

1942 – Iceland – US Navy plane crashed near Reykjavik/Keflavik-Meeks Field, 8killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19421227-1

1943 – Myanmar – USAAF plane crashed near Shingbwiyang, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431227-0

1943 – Pacific Ocean – US Navy plane missing, 24 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431227-2

1944 – Belgium – Five USAAF planes shot down near Bastogne, 12 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441227-0

1944 – Belgium – USAAF plane shot down near St Hubert, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441227-5

1944 – Belgium – USAAF plane crashed near Sibret, 2 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441227-8

1945 – Belgium – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1947 – Pakistan – Air India crashed at Korangi Creek, 23 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19471227-0

1949 – Indonesia – National Revolution ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_National_Revolution

1951 – USSR – Aeroflot plane crashed near Namtsev, 20 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511227-0

1951 – Japan – USAF plane crashed at Fukuoka-Itazuke AFB, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511227-1


1966 – Mexico – Cave of Swallows discovered in Aquisóm, San Luis Potosí. https://youtu.be/8pTvLQPNbRs http://geo-mexico.com/?p=8899

1968 – USA – North Central Airlines Flight 458 crashed at O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, 28 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19681227-0

1985 – Italy & Austria – Gunmen at Rome & Vienna airports, 18 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome_and_Vienna_airport_attacks

1989 – Romania – Romanian Revolution ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_Revolution

1991 – Sweden – SAS Flight 751 crashed near Gottröra. https://youtu.be/X7Pffc80THI WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19911227-0

2002 – Russia – Two truck bombs exploded in Grozny, Chechnya, 72 killed. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/dec/27/chechnya

2003 – Loyalty Islands – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre south east of Loyalty Islands.

2008 – Gaza Strip/ Israel – Operation Cast Lead began (Gaza-Israel Conflict). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_War_(2008%E2%80%9309)

2009 – Iran – Ashura Protests (Iranian Election Protests). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashura_protests

York

1856 – John Hannah was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf