This Day in History
On December 27
1703 The Methuen Treaty was signed between Portugal and England, giving preference to the import of Portuguese wines into England.
1831 Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin's discoveries during the voyage helped him form the basis of his theories on evolution.
1944 C.J. Monty was born.
1947 The children's television program "Howdy Doody," hosted by Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC.
1971 Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Woodstock of Charles Schulzí "Peanuts" comic strip were on the cover of "Newsweek" magazine.
1978 Spain adopted a new constitution and became a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
1992 The U.S. shot down an Iraqi fighter jet during what the Pentagon described as a confrontation between a pair of Iraqi warplanes and U.S. F-16 jets in U.N.-restricted airspace over southern Iraq.
1997 In Northern Ireland, Billy Wright was assassinated. He was imprisoned as a Protestant paramilitary leader.
2001 U.S. President George W. Bush granted China permanent normal trade status with the United States.
2002 North Korea ordered U.N. nuclear inspectors to leave the country and said that it would restart a laboratory capable of producing plutonium for nuclear weapons.
2002 Clonaid announced the birth of the first cloned human baby. The baby had been born December 26.
2002 In Chechnya, at least 40 people were killed when suicide bombers attacked the administration of Grozny.
And of course, somewhere in there RAIYN was born!
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.