A to Z This Day in World History | December 27th

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Here are some historical events that occurred on December 27:

537: The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, was inaugurated by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.

1703: The Great Storm of 1703, one of the most severe storms in the history of the British Isles, made landfall. The storm lasted until December 28, causing significant damage and loss of life.

1831: Charles Darwin set sail on the HMS Beagle, beginning his famous journey that would later contribute to the development of his theory of evolution.

1904: The play “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” by J.M. Barrie premiered in London.

1927: Kern and Hammerstein’s musical play “Show Boat” opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.

1945: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations.

1968: Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, returned safely to Earth.

1985: Palestinian guerrillas opened fire at the El Al ticket counter at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport, killing 16 people and injuring 99.

2001: The People’s Republic of China was granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.

2007: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a suicide attack.

These events span various centuries and regions, showcasing the diversity of historical occurrences on December 27.

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