December 27

This Day in History

1997

Loyalist Assassin Billy Wright Murdered

"On this day 1997, the loyalist terrorist Billy Wright was shot dead by republican gunmen inside Northern Ireland's high security Maze jail. During the Troubles, Wright was considered one of the … (more...)

1979

Soviets Topple Afghan Government

As invading Soviet troops pour into Afghanistan, Afghan President Hafizullah Amin is murdered in a Soviet-backed coup. Afghan Babrak Karmal, a product of the KGB, was installed in his place. Despite … (more...)

1945

World Bank and IMF Are Established

"In an effort to rebuild the international economic system in the wake of World War II, delegates from Allied nations all over the world over established the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and … (more...)