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DECEMBER 27

1773 George Cayley (English Aviation Pioneer) English Explorers and Aviators Aviation Historic UK
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1821 Stephen F. Austin (Virginia-born Pioneer Colonizer of Texas) Virginia Pioneers and Explorers Texas Political and Social Leaders Texas State Historical Association
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1835 Holland Lodge No. 36, the First Masonic Lodge in Texas, Meets at Brazoria Brazoria, Texas Grand Lodge of Texas Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1892 In North Carolina, Livingstone Plays Biddle in the First Football Game Between Two Traditionally African-American Colleges North Carolina Education Education Football Historic Firsts African-American Heritage Livingstone College African-Ameerican Heritage
1913 The Leschi Is the First Auto Ferry to Operating on Lake Washington Washington Steamboats Automotives Historic Firsts History Link
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
1939 The Glen Miller Show Debuts on CBS Radio Glen Miller Radio Popular Music Historic Firsts History Channel
1954 Italian-American Composer, Gian Carlo Menotti, Premieres His Pulitzer-Prize-Winning "The Saint of Bleecker Street," in New York City New York City Italian Composers Composers Historic Firsts 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Music American Public Media
1968 Apollo 8 Returns to Earth Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA History Channel Florida Historical Society

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