Some clouds. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low around 10F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph..
Some clouds. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low around 10F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Updated: February 15, 2019 @ 3:59 pm
Today is Thursday, Dec. 27.
Today's Highlight in History:
In 1968, Apollo 8 and its three astronauts made a safe, nighttime splashdown in the Pacific.
In 1831, naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a round-the-world voyage aboard the HMS Beagle.
In 1947, the original version of the puppet character Howdy Doody made his TV debut on NBC's "Puppet Playhouse."
In 1970, the musical play "Hello, Dolly!" closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances.
On Dec. 27, 1979, Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan. President Hafizullah Amin (hah-FEE'-zoo-lah ah-MEEN'), who was overthrown and executed, was replaced by Babrak Karmal.
In 1981, composer and bandleader Hoagy Carmichael ("Stardust") died in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at age 82.
In 1985, American naturalist Dian Fossey, 53, who had studied gorillas in the wild in Rwanda, was found hacked to death.
In 1985, Palestinian guerrillas opened fire inside the Rome and Vienna airports; 19 victims were killed, plus four attackers who were slain by police and security personnel.
In 1995, Israeli jeeps sped out of the West Bank town of Ramallah, capping a seven-week pullout giving Yasser Arafat control over 90 percent of the West Bank's one million Palestinian residents and one-third of its land.
In 2001, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced that Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Ten years ago: Tens of thousands of people in Pakistan paid homage to Benazir Bhutto on the one-year anniversary of her assassination.
Ten years ago: Israel bombed security sites in Hamas-ruled Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire aimed at civilians in southern Israeli towns, opening one of the Mideast conflict's bloodiest assaults in decades.
One year ago: Houston Astros star second baseman Jose Altuve was named AP Male Athlete of the Year after leading the team to its first World Series title.
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