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DECEMBER 27

1883 Cyrus Stephen Eaton (Canadian-American Industrialist) Canadian Business Leaders
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1780 American Troops Destroy a British Force Terrorizing Patriots Near South Carolina's Bush River Great Britain South Carolina American Revolution History Channel
1839 Austin, Texas Is Incorporated Austin, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1845 Georgia Makes It Illegal for a White Person to Contract an African-American Mechanic or Mason Georgia Government Racism Labor Laws and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1846 Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan's Thousand Volunteer Army Captures El Paso El Paso, Texas Mexican-American War History Channel
1862 U.S.S. Roebuck Captures the British Schooner Kate Attempting to Make a Cargo Run Up Florida's St. Mark's River Great Britain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1894 The Kimball Opera House, Georgia's Former State Capitol in Atlanta, Is Destroyed by Fire Atlanta, Georgia Fire University of Georgia
1913 The Leschi Is the First Auto Ferry to Operating on Lake Washington Washington Steamboats Automotives Historic Firsts History Link
1918 Representatives of 72 Counties Meet in Marshalltown and Organize the Iowa Farm Bureau  Marshalltown, Iowa Iowa Farm Bureau State Historical Society of Iowa
1932 New York City's Radio City Music Hall Opens to the Public Radio City Music Hall Music Architecture Historic Firsts Library of Congress History Channel
1934 In Fayette County, West Virginia, a Boiler in a Locomotive Hauling Mine Workers Explodes, Killing 18 Miners Fayette County, West Virginia Railroad Labor Death West Virginia State Archives
1941 The U.S. Government Initiates Rubber Rationing Beginning with Tires U.S. Government Automotives World War II History Channel
1943 President Roosevelt Seizes Control of Railroads to Force the Resolution of a Labor Dispute President Franklin Roosevelt Railroads Business Labor" World War II History Channel
1944 President Roosevelt Orders the Seizure of Montgomery Ward's Properties When the Company Refuses to Comply with a Labor Agreement President Franklin Roosevelt Montgomery Ward Business Labor" World War II History Channel
1945 The World Bank Is Created With an Agreement Signed by 28 Nations The World Bank Historic World Documents Cold War New York Times
1965 British Oil Rig Collapses in the North Sea, Killing 13 Great Britain Business Death BBC
1966 "The Theme From Star Trek" Words by Gene Roddenberry, Is Registered With the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Gene Roddenberr Popular Music Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights USPTO
1975 A Coal Mine Explosion Followed by a Flood Kills At Least 372 Workers in Dhanbad, India India Labor Flooding Death History Channel Asian History
1989 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Near the Southeast Coast of Australia Kills 13, Injures 100, Creates $1.1B Damage Australia Earthquakes Death USGS

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