Historical Events for 27th December 2018

1679 – Dutch troops capture Madurees prince Trunudjojo in Java
1923 – Emperor Hirohito of Japan narrowly evades an assassination attempt by a Korean independence activist, Lee Bong-chang
1943 – Montgomery discusses Overlord with Eisenhower and Bedell Smith
1944 – Greece: British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London
1956 – 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)
1960 – 1961 NFL Draft: Tommy Mason from University of Tulane first pick by Minnesota Vikings
1961 – Styne, Comden and Green’s musical “Subways are for Sleeping” premieres at St James Theater NYC for 205 performances
1972 – LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
1972 – “Purlie” opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances
2007 – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber in Rawalpindi

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