Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Thursday, December 27, 2012

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: December 27

DECEMBER 27: APOLLO 8 SAFELY RETURNS TO EARTH (1968)


December 27 : General Interest
1932: Radio City Music Hall opens

At the height of the Great Depression, thousands turn out for the opening of Radio City Music Hall, a magnificent Art Deco theater in New York City... read more

American Revolution
1780 : Americans raid Hammonds Store
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-raid-hammonds-store

Automotive
1941 : Office of Price Administration begins to ration automobile tires
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/office-of-price-administration-begins-to-ration-automobile-tires

Civil War
1864 : Confederate General Hood's army crosses the Tennessee River
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hoods-army-crosses-the-tennessee-river

Cold War
1979 : Soviets take over in Afghanistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-take-over-in-afghanistan

Crime
1900 : Carry Nation smashes bar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carry-nation-smashes-bar

Disaster
1975 : Coal mine explodes in India
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coal-mine-explodes-in-india

General Interest
1831 : HMS Beagle departs England
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hms-ibeaglei-departs-england
1968 : Apollo 8 returns to Earth
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iapollo-8i-returns-to-earth
1978 : Spanish king ratifies democratic constitution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/spanish-king-ratifies-democratic-constitution
2007 : Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pakistani-politician-benazir-bhutto-assassinated

Hollywood
1927 : Agnes Nixon, "Queen of Modern Soap Opera," born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/agnes-nixon-queen-of-modern-soap-opera-born

Literary
1904 : Peter Pan, by James Barrie, opens in London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peter-pan-by-james-barrie-opens-in-london

Music
1895 : The legend of "Stagger Lee" is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-legend-of-quotstagger-leequot-is-born

Old West
1846 : Doniphan's Thousand takes El Paso
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/doniphans-thousand-takes-el-paso

Presidential
1944 : FDR seizes control of Montgomery Ward
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-seizes-control-of-montgomery-ward

Sports
2004 : Peyton Manning breaks single-season touchdown pass record
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peyton-manning-breaks-single-season-touchdown-pass-record

Vietnam War
1966 : U.S. and South Vietnamese troops attack Viet Cong stronghold
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-and-south-vietnamese-troops-attack-viet-cong-stronghold
1969 : U.S. and North Vietnamese forces battle near Loc Ninh.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-and-north-vietnamese-forces-battle-near-loc-ninh

World War I
1918 : Poles take up arms against German troops in Poznan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/poles-take-up-arms-against-german-troops-in-poznan

World War II
1942 : Germans form the Smolensk Committee to enlist Soviet soldiers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-form-the-smolensk-committee-to-enlist-soviet-soldiers

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