Tuesday, December 27, 2011

27th of December

It is the 361st day of the year and there are only 4 days remaining.

1512 - The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World.

1831 - Charle Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.

1932 - Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City.

1939 - Erzincan. Turkey is hit by an earthquake, killing 30,000 people.

1968 - Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the moon.

1978 - Spain becomes a democracy after nearly 40 years of dictatorship.

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