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On December 27th...

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1512 The Spanish Crown issued the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World.

Johannes Kepler1571 Astronomer Johannes Kepler was born.

1657 The Flushing Remonstrance was signed.

1717 Pope Pius VI was born.

1773 Inventor George Cayley was born.

Louis Pasteur1822 Louis Pasteur, chemist and biologist, was born.

1825 The first public railway using a steam locomotive was opened in England.

1834 Author Charles Lamb died.

Stephen Austin1836 Stephen Austin, colonizer of Texas, died.

1871 The world's first cat show was held at the Crystal Palace in London.

Carrie Nation1900 Carrie Nation began using her trademark hatchet to smash bars, in Wichita, Kansas.

1901 Actress Marlene Dietrich was born.

1915 Sex researcher William Masters was born.

1917 Tom Bradley, long-time Mayor of Los Angeles, was born.

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel1923 Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designer and builder of the Eiffel Tower, died.

1925 Israeli politican Moshe Arens was born.

Radio City Music Hall1932 Radio City Music Hall opened its doors to the public.

1943 Television journalist Cokie Roberts was born.

1944 The Allies halted the German offensive.
1944 Musician Mick Jones was born.

Indonesia1949 The Netherlands recognized the independence of Indonesia.

Lester Pearson1972 Lester Pearson, Prime Minister of Canada, died.

1975 Actress Heather O'Rourke was born.

1978 Houari Boumédiène, President of Algeria, died.

1979 The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.

Hoagy Carmichael1981 Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael died

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