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This Day in History – December 27

1814 – Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson’s make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans.

1845 – Ether 1st used in childbirth in US in Jefferson, Georgia.

1892 – Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St. John laid (NYC)

1903 – “Sweet Adaline”, a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung.

1904 – ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie premieres at the Duke of York Theatre in London.

1915 – US Iron and Steel workers begin a 3-week strike in Ohio for an eight-hour-day; they are successful as the US needs steel for armaments.

1926 – Depot Square in Bronx renamed Botanical Square.

1932 – Radio City Music Hall opens (NYC)

1937 – Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio.

1945 – Arthur Laurent’s “Home of the Brave” premieres in NYC.

1947 – 1st “Howdy Doody Show” (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC.

1968 – Apollo 8 returns to Earth.

1970 – “Hello Dolly!” closes at St. James Theater NYC after 2844 performances.

1974 – Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years.

1986 – 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards – Days of Our Lives wins.

1991- “Carol Burnett Show” last airs on CBS-TV.

1992 – Harry Connick, Jr. is caught with 9mm gun in NY’s JFK airport.

1993 – Dow Jones hits record 3792.93.

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

2002 – “Chicago”, based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta Jones is released (Best Picture 2003).

2012 – NASA unveils plans to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2025.

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