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The 27t o December is the 361st day o the year (362nt in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 4 days bidin.
- 537 - Inauguration o the Hagia Sophia in present-day Istanbul, as a kirk.
- 1831 - The ship Beagle sets sail frae Ingland wi Charles Darwin on board.
- 1911 - Jana Gana Mana, the naitional anthem o Indie, is sang for the first time, at the Calcutta session o the Indian Naitional Congress.
- 1936 - Francisco Franco's forces bomb Santander in the Spainyie Civil War.
- 1939 - 30,000 fowk are kilt bi a yirdquauk in Erzincan, Turkey.
- 1945 - Division o Korea.
- 1949 - The Netherlands recognise the unthirldom o Indonesie.
- 1959 - Voters in Wallis an Futuna choose the status o a French owerseas territory.
- 1975 - A minin splosion in Jharkhand, Indie, causes a flood, drownin 372 miners.
- 1978 - Spain becomes a democracy.
- 1979 - The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan.
- 2002 - Twa truck bombs kill 72 fowk at the pro-Moscow headquarters o the Chechnie govrenment in Grozny.
- 2007 - Pakistani politeecian Benazir Bhutto is assassinatit in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi.
- 2007 - Riots erupt efter Mwai Kibaki is declarit the winner o the disputit Preses election in Kenyae.
- 2008 - Israel launches Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
- 2019 - COVID-19 pandemic: A patient bein treatit in soothren Fraunce on this date is, in Mey 2020, revealed tae hae testit positive for COVID-19; this is afore the ootbrak in Wuhan is reportit tae the Warld Heal Organization.
- 1571 - Johannes Kepler, German astronomer an scientist (d. 1630)
- 1794 - Alexander Gordon Laing, Scots splorer (d. 1826)
- 1822 - Louis Pasteur, French scientist (d. 1895)
- 1823 - Mackenzie Bowell, Prime meenister o Canadae (d. 1917)
- 1896 - Carl Zuckmayer, German writer (d. 1977)
- 1901 - Marlene Dietrich, German actress (d. 1992)
- 1925 - Michel Piccoli, French actor (d. 2020)
- 1931 - John Charles, Welsh fitbawer (d. 2004)
- 1934 - Larisa Latynina, Roushie gymnast
- 1948 - Gérard Depardieu, French actor
- 1949 - Klaus Fischer, German fitbawer
- 1951 - Ernesto Zedillo, umwhile Preses o Mexico
- 1958 - Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, umwhile Prime meenister o Pakistan
- 1961 - Guido Westerwelle, German politeecian (d. 2016)
- 1965 - Salman Khan, Indie actor
- 1969 - Linda Petursdottir, Icelandic beauty queen an businesswoman
- 1974 - Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor
- 1981 - Emilie de Ravin, Australie actress
- 1984 - Gilles Simon, French tennis player
- 1986 - Torah Bright, Australie snawbuirder
- 1988 - Hayley Williams, American sangster (Paramore)
- 1990 - Milos Raonic, Canadian tennis player
- 1991 - Danny Wilson, Scots fitbawer
- 1997 - Ana Konjuh, Croatie tennis player
- 1663 - Christine o Fraunce, Dochter o Fraunce (b. 1606)
- 1782 - Henry Home, Laird Kames, Scots advocate, judge, philosopher an writer (b. 1696)
- 1800 - Hugh Blair, Scots meenister o releegion, author an rhetorician (b. 1718)
- 1923 - Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, French airchitect an engineer (b. 1832)
- 1925 - Sergei Yesenin, Roushie poet (b. 1895)
- 1972 - Lester B. Pearson, Prime meenister o Canadae (b. 1897)
- 1979 - Hafizullah Amin, Afghan politeecian (b. 1929)
- 2007 - Benazir Bhutto, Prime meenister o Pakistan (b. 1953)
- 2016 - Carrie Fisher, American actress an writer (b. 1956)
- Boxin Day Haliday (if 26 December is a Sunday)
- Constitution Day (North Korea)
- St. Stephen's Day (Eastren Orthodox Kirk, hailday in Romanie)
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