December 27th
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For Those With Birthdays 27th December or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1907, 1921, 1932, 1936, 1943, 1949, 1954, 1960, 1965, 1967, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,
1994 Rwanda Blood Bath December 27th , 1994 : When Rwanda’s president was killed in a plane crash the country was plunged into a blood bath and genocide. The Hutu majority slaughtered the Tutsis and a half a million people lay dead. A missionary exclaimed, “There are no devils left in hell. They are all in Rwanda.”

1907 Austria Emperor December 27th , 1907 : Aging emperor Francis Joseph warned military man Don Miguel Braganza that he would be exiled if he did not stop plotting to overthrow the government of Portugal. In an interview with a reporter Braganza boasted about his seditious plans and as a result the emperor summoned him immediately.

1921 U.S.A. Tacoa Arica Tuesday, Dec. 27th , 1921 : Chile and Peruvian officials were meeting in Washington to try resolving their disputes. One of the main issues was over the fate of Tacoa Arica.

1932 U.S.A. Radio City Music Hall Dec. 27th , 1932 : Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City opening with a spectacular stage show, featuring Ray Bolger and Martha Graham. The stage measures 66.5 feet (20 m) deep and 144 feet (44 m) wide and has the largest Wurlitzer pipe organ built for a movie theater. The Radio City Music Hall is also home to the women's precision dance team known as The Rockettes.

1936 Mexico Agrarian Reform law Dec. 27th , 1936 : Workers and peasants, the neglected masses, were benefited by President Lacaro Curdenas’s Agrarian Reform law. Wealthy cotton areas were taken from the rich and given to the peasants. His Seventh Day Law paid workers seven days a week.

1943 Norway World War II Dec. 27th , 1943 : Nazi battleship, The Scharnhorst, was sunk by the British off the coast of Norway. The battleship was a 28,000 ton vessel that probably intended to strike a convoy near Murmansk.

1949 Indonesia Independence Dec. 27th , 1949 : Indonesia gains it's independence from the Netherlands after 400 years of Dutch Rule.


1954 France Germany To Join NATO Dec. 27th , 1954 : French lawmakers were saddled with the thorny problem of whether or not to allow West Germany to rearm and join NATO.

1960 France Atomic Bomb Test Dec. 27th , 1960 : France explodes it's third atomic bomb test in the Sahara desert in Africa.

1965 England Drilling Platform Capsizes December 27th , 1965 : Britain's first off-shore drilling platform in the North Sea has capsized off the north eastern coast when two supporting legs gave way in the rough waters of the North Sea. The death toll is thought to over ten men lost.

1967 Cambodia Anti US Dec. 27th , 1967 : Prince Norodom of Cambodia rejected U.S. plans to close the Vietnam border to communists and accused the U.S. of interfering in Indo-Chinese affairs. U.S. and Cambodia did not have regular diplomatic channels, but usually communicated through Austria.

1975 India Coal Mine Explosion Dec. 27th , 1975 : A coal mine explosion followed by a flood at the Chasnala Colliery in Dhanbad, India kills over 350.

1977 England Star Wars Dec. 27th , 1977 : The long awaited film Star Wars which has been showing in the US since June, has had thousands of people are flocking to cinemas in the UK, many queued in London's Dominion, and Leicester Square cinemas from early in the morning waiting to get the few tickets that have not been pre booked for months.

1978 Italy Tullia Zacchelli Dec. 27th , 1978 : Tullia Zacchelli, aged 43, suffered from suicidal depression and had attempted to kill herself 5 times. She finally succeeded by jumping out of a 6th floor building by biting her husband’s hand so he would let go of her.

1979 Afghanistan Soviet Union Seizes Control Dec. 27th , 1979 : The Soviet Union seizes control of Afghanistan. President Hafizullah Amin, who was overthrown and executed, has been replaced by Babrak Karmal.

1983 U.S.A. Recession More Jobs Lost December 27th , 1983 : With the recession continuing to effect manufacturing in the United States. U.S. Steel announces that it would reduce its steel making capacity by roughly 20 percent laying off a further 4,600 bringing the total lay-offs for the year to 15,400.

1985 Rwanda Dian Fossey Dec. 27th , 1985 : The American Zoologist Dian Fossey, who had studied mountain gorillas in Rwanda, was found hacked to death at a research station in Rwanda.

1985 Italy / Austria Terrorist Attack Dec. 27th , 1985 : A twin terrorist attack at Rome and Vienna airports by gunmen on waiting passengers has left more than 100 people injured and reports of 15 fatalities.

1987 Canada Chrysler Motors Dec. 27th , 1987 : In Bramalea, Ontario Chrysler Motors had a new 1.8 million square foot factory where the 1988 Eagle Premier intermediate sedan would be built. The factory was L shaped and sat on 216 acres. One hundred and fifty thousand vehicles a year would be produced there providing thousands of local jobs.

2001 U.S.A. Guantanamo Bay Dec. 27th , 2001 : U.S. officials announced that Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

2002 North Korea Nuclear Program December 27th , 2002 : North Korea ordered U.N. nuclear inspectors to leave the country and said it would restart producing plutonium for nuclear weapons.

2006 Israel Palestinians No To Peace Dec. 27th , 2006 : Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, held out an olive branch of peace to the Palestinians promising land, release of prisoners, reduction in check points, and other concessions. However Palestinian extremists in Gaza fired 2 rockets into Israel.
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2007 Pakistan Benazir Bhutto assassinated Dec. 27th , 2007 : Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated in Pakistan by suicide attack. Bhutto, who was the first woman Prime Minister of an Islamic state, was leaving an election rally in Rawalpindi when the gunman shot her in the neck and set off a bomb. At least twenty other people died in the attack, and several more were injured.

Israel 2011 Israel Israelis Protest Against Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Extremism 27th December, 2011 : Thousands of Israelis gathers in Beit Shemesh to protest against ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremism. The protests came after a young girl stated she had faced harassment while on her way to school. The protests were also over concern that some ultra-Orthodox groups in the city were trying to segregate men and women. Protesters also had the support of Israel's president who said that the protests were necessary to defend the majority of Israelis against a minority trying to change the country.


United States
2012 United States Man Admits Fossil Smuggling

27th December, 2012 : Eric Prokopi, a Florida fossil dealer, admitted to smuggling dinosaur bones in to the country. Prokopi could face up to seventeen years in prison.



China
2013 China GM Recalls Vehicles in China

27th December, 2013 : General Motors announced a recall of over 1.4 million cars in China. The recall focused on an issue with a securing an oil pump.