December 27 in History
1801December 27, 1801:
Napoleon establishes the Republic of Lucca, following his conquest of Italy.
1831December 27, 1831:
Charles Darwin begins his journey, through which he would eventually formulate his evolution theory, on the vessel HMS Beagle.
1904December 27, 1904:
The play, “Peter Pan”, written by J.M. Barrie, premieres at the Duke of York's Theatre in London.
1927December 27, 1927:
The Jerome Kern-scored musical, “Show Boat”, with lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse and Oscar Hammerstein II, is performed for the first time in New York City.
1932December 27, 1932:
Billionaire John D. Rockefeller’s entertainment theatre, the Radio City Music Hall, opens in Manhattan.
- December 27, 1932:
Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin reinstates the union’s internal passport system.
1947December 27, 1947:
The American children’s television show, “Howdy Doody Show”, makes its debut on NBC.
1967December 27, 1967:
Canadian folk singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s debut album, “Songs of Leonard Cohen” is released.
2002December 27, 2002:
2007December 27, 2007:
Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in Rawalpindi, Pakistan during a campaign for upcoming parliamentary elections.