On this day Benazir Bhutto was assassinated

Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, carried her son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, leaving an airliner upon her arrival for a state visit (at Andrews Air Force Base). Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 27 December?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day Benazir Bhutto was assassinated

Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, carried her son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, leaving an airliner upon her arrival for a state visit (at Andrews Air Force Base). Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 27 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 27 DECEMBER

 2009 | Ashura mourning ceremony in Tehran: On this day government security forces fired upon Iranian opposition protests during the Shia mourning ceremony of Ashura, nine deaths were reported and many more were injured.

2007 | Benazir Bhutto assassination:  Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by a 15-year-old suicide bomber called Bilal.

2002 | Seventy-two people were killed and 200 wounded when two suicide bombers drove trucks and entered the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.

1997 | Two days after Christmas, Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright was murdered in the Maze prison in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

1983 | On this day, Pope John Paul II visited Mehmet Ali AĿca in Rebibbia’s prison and he personally forgives him for the 1981 attack on him in St. Peter’s Square.

2014 | Mehmet Ali AĿca visited Pope John Paul II’s grave: The man who shot and injured former Pope John Paul II in 1981 visited and laid flowers on the late pontiff’s tomb in the Vatican.

 ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2004 | American guitarist, Hank Garland, 75.

2013 | Canadian colonel, lawyer, and politician, John Matheson, 96.

2015 | American basketball player and minister, Meadowlark Lemon, 83.

2013 | Richard Ambler, English-Scottish biologist and academic, 80.

1993 | Estonian footballer, Evald Mikson, 82.

BIRTHDAYS

1946  | British journalist and author, Polly Toynbee.

1951 | Mexican economist and politician, 54th President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo.

1977 | Canadian actress, Jacqueline Pillon.

1979 | American football player, Carson Palmer.

1948 | French actor,Gérard Depardieu.

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SPORTS

1919 | On this day, Hull City recorded a memorable win of 10-3 against Wolves In a Division 2 match after 4 league match runs without a point.

ENTERTAINMENT

2017 | “In the Fade”, directed by Fatih Akin was released on this day in the U.S. The film shows a woman seeking revenge for the death of her son and husband and she lost in a bomb attack. 

AFRICA FACT

The African traditional religion(ATR) basic values and way of life are passed from elders to younger generations through oral traditions.