Tuesday, December 27, 2016
History for December 27 - On-This-Day.com:
Johannes Kepler 1571, George Cayley 1773, Louis Pasteur 1822
Marlene Dietrich 1901, Oscar Levant 1916, Lee Salk 1926
1831 - Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin's discoveries during the voyage helped him form the basis of his theories on evolution.
1845 - Dr. Crawford Williamson Long used anesthesia for childbirth for the first time. The event was the delivery of his own child in Jefferson, GA.
1900 - Carrie Nation staged her first raid on a saloon at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, KS. She broke each and every one of the liquor bottles that could be seen.
1904 - James Barrie's play "Peter Pan" premiered in London.
1938 - The first skimobile course in America opened in North Conway, NH.
1945 - The World Bank was created with an agreement signed by 28 nations.
1947 - The children's television program "Howdy Doody," hosted by Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC.
1978 - Spain adopted a new constitution and became a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.