An estimated 8.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Erzincan, Dian Fossey is found murdered.
Thu, Dec 27 2012 at 5:00 AM
Dec. 27, 1831
: The HMS Beagle
sails from Plymouth, England for the Galapagos Islands. The trip results in Charles Darwin’s work on evolutionary theory and the diversity of nature.
Dec. 27, 1965:
Britain’s first effort at offshore oil drilling ends in disaster as the Sea Gem platform collapses
in the North Sea. Nine crewmembers are lost.
Dec. 27, 1985:
The body of primate research Dian Fossey
(at right) is discovered at her camp in Rwanda. While no one is ever convicted for the murder, it is believed she was killed for her opposition to the poaching of mountain gorillas.
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