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