On This Day December 27

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

1703 – England & Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement

1836 – Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex)

1845 – Ether 1st used in childbirth in US in Jefferson, Georgia

1943 – German warship “Scharnhorst” sinks in Barents Sea

 

1968 – Apollo 8 returns to Earth