1927 (1 Water Year / 4 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

Note that this is similar to our present time, except that the 81-Year Cycle is Water instead of Fire.

February 12- First British troops land in Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta, where the river joins the East China Sea.
[water signs]

February 14- Earthquake in Yugoslavia, leaving 700 dead.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]

March 4- A diamond rush in South Africa includes trained athletes that have been hired by major companies to stake claims.
[emphasis on athletics]

March 6- In Britain, 1000 people a week die from influenza epidemic.
[Although epidemics are normally associated with 9 Fire (expansion, infection) they are often initiated in Water (dissipation), just as they often appear in winter. See 'March 4' in the 1918 commentary.]

March 13- Debut of Fritz Lang's culturally influential movie 'Metropolis'. An interesting '1 Water' film.
[notable observation]

April 12- The 'Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act 1927' acknowledges that Ireland is now a free state.
[dissipation, collapse (for UK)]

April 12- Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) troops kill communist-supporting workers in the 'Shanghai Massacre', breaking the alliance between Kuomintang and the Chinese Communists and paving the way to the present-day separation between mainland China and Taiwan.
[dissipation, collapse]

April 22 through May 5 - The Great Mississippi Flood affects 700,000 people in [one of] the greatest national disasters in US history.
[caution around water & all liquids]

May 18- The Bath School disaster in Bath Township, Michigan. The deadliest act of mass murder in a school in U.S. history.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

May 20- Saudi Arabia becomes independent of the United Kingdom (Treaty of Jedda).
[dissipation, collapse (for UK)]

May 20 & 21- First solo non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris by Charles Lindbergh.
[water signs]

May 22- An 8.6 magnitude earthquake in Xining, China kills 200,000.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]

May 24- Britain severs diplomatic relations with Soviet Union because of revelations of espionage and underground agitation.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

June 7- Peter Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, assassinated.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

June 9 - Soviet Union executes 20 British for alleged espionage.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

July 10 - Kevin O'Higgins, vice president of the Irish Free State, assassinated in Dublin.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

August 7- Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
[water signs]
[seeking unity]

August 24 & 25- Hurricane hits Atlantic shore of Canada causing massive damage - at least 56 dead.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]
[caution around water & all liquids]

September 14 - An underwater earthquake in Japan kills over 100 people.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]

October 8- The famous 'Murderer's Row' team of the New York Yankees complete a 4 game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
[emphasis on athletics]

October 9- Mexican government crushes a rebellion in Vera Cruz, a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico.
[caution around water & all liquids]

October 27- Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands opens the Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands.
[water signs]

October 28- Pan American Airways first flight took off from Key West to Havana.
[water signs]

November 12- The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicular tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
[water signs]

November 24 - Total solar eclipse over Northern England and Wales.
[water signs]

December 12- 1600 people hospitalized in London when they had hurt themselves on the icy streets.
[caution around water & all liquids]

December 17- U.S. submarine S-4 is accidentally rammed and sunk by United States Coast Guard destroyer John Paulding off Provincetown, Massachusetts killing everyone aboard after several unsuccessful attempts to raise the submarine.
[caution around water & all liquids]

December 27- Kern and Hammerstein's musical play Show Boat, based on Edna Ferber's novel, opens on Broadway and becomes the first great American musical.
[water signs- See also 'Show Boat' 1936.]

January 6 & 7 (1928, prior to February 4th)- River Thames floods in London, drowning 14.
[caution around water & all liquids]

January 7 (1928, prior to February 4th)- Moat at the Tower of London, previously drained in 1843 (and planted with grass), is completely refilled by a tidal wave.
[water signs indeed]