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Calendar for December 27th, 2013

1570s

  • Born 1571: Johannes Kepler (astronomer)

  • 1770s

  • Born 1773: “Father of Aviation” Sir George Cayley

  • 1820s

  • Born 1822: Louis Pasteur (chemist)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1896: Louis Bromfield (writer)

  • 1900s

  • 1900: Prohibitionist Carry Nation carried out her first public smashing of a bar at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kansas

  • 1904: J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan premiered in London

  • 1910s

  • Born 1910: Charles Olson (poet)

  • 1920s

  • Died 1923: Gustave Eiffel (architect)

  • 1930s

  • 1932: Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City

  • 1940s

  • 1941: Rubber rationing began in the U.S. with restrictions placed on rubber tires

  • Born 1943: Cokie Roberts (journalist)

  • 1947: The first episode of The Howdy Doody Show aired

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Tovah Feldshuh (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1972: Lester Pearson (Canadian prime minister)

  • Born 1975: Heather O'Rourke (actress)

  • Born 1979: Carson Palmer (football player)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1981: Hoagy Carmichael (composer)

  • Born 1981: Emilie de Ravin (actress)

  • 1987: Steve Largent's 752nd career catch set NFL record

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: George Roy Hill (director)

  • Died 2003: Sir Alan Bates (actor)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2012: Norman Schwarzkopf (Army general)


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