Today in History for December 27

(27 Dec 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Soviet Union invades Afghanistan; Charles Darwin sets out on round-the-world voyage; Radio City Music Hall opens in New York; James Barrie’s play “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” opens in London. (Dec. 27)

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Today in History for November 24th

(24 Nov 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Jack Ruby fatally shoots Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas; Charles Darwin publishes theory of evolution; Hijacker known as D.B. Cooper parachutes out of plane with ransom money; Queen’s Freddie Mercury dies. (Nov. 24)

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Stephen Hawking’s ashes interred at Westminster Abbey

Stephen Hawking’s ashes are interred beside Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey in London. Family and friends, including actor Benedict Cumberbatch, attended to say a last farewell to the British astrophysics giant.

Cumberbatch celebrates Hawking

Stephen Hawking has taken his place among Britain’s greatest scientists with the burial of his ashes in Westminster Abbey, between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. Speakers at the ceremony included Benedict Cumberbatch and Hawking’s daughter, Lucy. (June 15)

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Today in History for February 12th

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Highlights of this day in history: President Abraham Lincoln and naturalist Charles Darwin born; The U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton in his impeachment trial; Founding of the NAACP; Cartoonist Charles Schulz dies. (Feb. 12)

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Today in History for December 27

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Highlights of this day in history: Soviet Union invades Afghanistan; Charles Darwin sets out on round-the-world voyage; Radio City Music Hall opens in New York; James Barrie’s play “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” opens in London. (Dec. 27)

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