This Day in History: 0000-12-27

27 Dec – The schooner USS Carolina was sunk by British naval forces attempting to take New Orleans in the War of 1812 (1813).
27 Dec – The national anthem of India, Jana Gana Mana, was first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress (1911).
27 Dec – Japan commissioned the first purpose built aircraft carrier in the world, Hōshō (1922).
27 Dec – 29 nations signed the agreement creating the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (1945).
27 Dec – Pope John Paul II visited his would-be assassin, the Turk Mehmet Ali Ağca, in Rebibbia’s prison and forgave him for the 1981 attack on him in St. Peter’s Square (1983).