27 December It Happened Today


1571  Birth of Johannes Kepler, German astronomer.

1831  HMS Beagle sets sail from Devonport England, on a five year scientific expedition. On board is a young Charles Darwin.

1901  Birth of Marlene Dietrich.

1981  Death of American pianist Hoagy Carmichael.

2007  Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan, is assassinated.


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