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Daily Calendar for Monday, December 27, 2021

Born

  • Johannes Kepler (astronomer)
  • Sir George Cayley (Father of Aviation)
  • Louis Pasteur (chemist)
  • Louis Bromfield (writer)
  • Charles Olson (poet)
  • Cokie Roberts (journalist)
  • Tovah Feldshuh (actress)
  • Heather O'Rourke (actress)
  • Carson Palmer (football player)
  • Emilie de Ravin (actress)

Died

  • Gustave Eiffel (architect)
  • Lester Pearson (Canadian prime minister)
  • Hoagy Carmichael (composer)
  • George Roy Hill (director)
  • Sir Alan Bates (actor)
  • Norman Schwarzkopf (Army general)
  • Carrie Fisher (actress)

Events

  • An ill youth in Rochester, New York, wrote in his diary: I don’t see no need of being sick now that school is out. Darn it!
  • Prohibitionist Carry Nation carried out her first public smashing of a bar at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kansas
  • J. M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan premiered in London
  • Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City
  • Rubber rationing began in the U.S. with restrictions placed on rubber tires
  • The first episode of The Howdy Doody Show aired
  • ALH 84001 Mars meteorite found in Antarctica
  • Steve Largent’s 752nd career catch set NFL record

Weather

  • Parts of Tennessee had the heaviest snowfall seen in that state in 25 years
  • 12.5 inches of snow fell in Dumas, Texas

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