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December 27th, 2007EventFormer Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber.
December 27th, 2002EventTwo truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.
December 27th, 2001EventThe People s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.
December 27th, 1997EventProtestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland.
December 27th, 1996EventTaliban forces retake the strategic Bagram air base which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul.
December 27th, 1985EventPalestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside Rome and Vienna airports.
December 27th, 1979EventThe Soviet Union seizes control of Afghanistan and Babrak Karmal replaces overthrown and executed President Hafizullah Amin.
December 27th, 1978EventSpain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
December 27th, 1968EventApollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first manned mission to the Moon.
December 27th, 1949EventIndonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence.

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