Here’s What Happened On This Day in History: December 27

On this day in history December 27
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ON THIS DAY


1814 – War of 1812: The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was 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.

Veterans of the War of 1812, at ‘Rosedale’ the home of William B. Jarvis (1861)

Veterans of the War of 1812, at ‘Rosedale’ the home of William B. Jarvis (1861)






1845 – Journalist John L. O’Sullivan, writing in his newspaper the New York Morning News, argues that the United States had the right to claim the entire Oregon Country “by the right of our manifest destiny”.

American Progress, (1872) by John Gast, is an allegorical representation of the modernization of the new west.

American Progress, (1872) by John Gast, is an allegorical representation of the modernization of the new west.






1932 – Radio City Music Hall, “Showplace of the Nation”, opens in New York City.

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall






1966: U.S. and South Vietnamese troops attack Viet Cong stronghold – A United States and South Vietnamese joint-service operation takes place against one of the best-fortified Viet Cong strongholds, located in the U Minh Forest in the Mekong Delta, 125 miles southwest of Saigon.

Vietnam War 1966 - Vietnamese Rangers Loading Helicopters

Vietnam War 1966 – Vietnamese Rangers Loading Helicopters






1968 – Apollo program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.

A team of U.S. Navy underwater demolition swimmers prepares the Apollo 8 command module for being hoisted aboard the carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, prime recovery vessel for the initial manned lunar orbital mission.

A team of U.S. Navy underwater demolition swimmers prepares the Apollo 8 command module for being hoisted aboard the carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, prime recovery vessel for the initial manned lunar orbital mission.






2004: Peyton Manning breaks single-season touchdown pass record – On December 27, 2004, in a game against the San Diego Chargers, quarterback Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts finds wide receiver Brandon Stokely in the end zone for his 49th touchdown pass of the season, breaking the previous National Football League (NFL) single-season record.

Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning autographs memorabilia for members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Feb. 28, 2013, in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer)

Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning autographs memorabilia for members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Feb. 28, 2013, in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer)