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What happened on 27 December?



Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 27 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 27 DECEMBER

 2009 | Ashura mourning ceremony in Tehran: On this day government security forces fired upon Iranian opposition protests during the Shia mourning ceremony of Ashura, nine deaths were reported and many more were injured.

2007 | Benazir Bhutto assassination:  Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by a 15-year-old suicide bomber called Bilal.

2002 | Seventy-two people were killed and 200 wounded when two suicide bombers drove trucks and entered the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.

1997 | Two days after Christmas, Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright was murdered in the Maze prison in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

1983 | On this day, Pope John Paul II visited Mehmet Ali AĿca in Rebibbia’s prison and he personally forgives him for the 1981 attack on him in St. Peter’s Square.

2014 | Mehmet Ali AĿca visited Pope John Paul II’s grave: The man who shot and injured former Pope John Paul II in 1981 visited and laid flowers on the late pontiff’s tomb in the Vatican.

 ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2004 | American guitarist, Hank Garland, 75.

2013 | Canadian colonel, lawyer, and politician, John Matheson, 96.

2015 | American basketball player and minister, Meadowlark Lemon, 83.

2013 | Richard Ambler, English-Scottish biologist and academic, 80.

1993 | Estonian footballer, Evald Mikson, 82.

BIRTHDAYS

1946  | British journalist and author, Polly Toynbee.

1951 | Mexican economist and politician, 54th President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo.

1977 | Canadian actress, Jacqueline Pillon.

1979 | American football player, Carson Palmer.

1948 | French actor,Gérard Depardieu.

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SPORTS

1919 | On this day, Hull City recorded a memorable win of 10-3 against Wolves In a Division 2 match after 4 league match runs without a point.

ENTERTAINMENT

2017 | “In the Fade”, directed by Fatih Akin was released on this day in the U.S. The film shows a woman seeking revenge for the death of her son and husband and she lost in a bomb attack. 

AFRICA FACT

The African traditional religion(ATR) basic values and way of life are passed from elders to younger generations through oral traditions.



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