on this day … 12/27 1979 Soviets take over in Afghanistan » reminder


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. Radio City Music Hall was designed as a palace for the people, a place of beauty where ordinary people could see high-quality entertainment. Since… read more »
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
1780
Americans raid Hammonds Store »
AUTOMOTIVE
1941
Office of Price Administration begins to ration automobile tires »
CIVIL WAR
1864
Hood’s army crosses the Tennessee River »
COLD WAR
1979
Soviets take over in Afghanistan »
CRIME
1900
Carry Nation smashes bar »
DISASTER
1975
Coal mine explodes in India »
GENERAL INTEREST
1831
HMS Beagle departs England »
1968
Apollo 8 returns to Earth »
1978
Spanish king ratifies democratic constitution »
2007
Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto assassinated »

HOLLYWOOD
1927
Agnes Nixon, “Queen of Modern Soap Opera,” born »
LITERARY
1904
Peter Pan, by James Barrie, opens in London »
MUSIC
1895
The legend of “Stagger Lee” is born »
OLD WEST
1846
Doniphan’s Thousand takes El Paso »
PRESIDENTIAL
1944
FDR seizes control of Montgomery Ward »
SPORTS
2004
Peyton Manning breaks single-season touchdown pass record »
VIETNAM WAR
1966
U.S. and South Vietnamese troops attack Viet Cong stronghold »
1969
U.S. and North Vietnamese forces battle near Loc Ninh. »
WORLD WAR I
1918
Poles take up arms against German troops in Poznan »
WORLD WAR II
1942
Germans form the Smolensk Committee to enlist Soviet soldiers »
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