1899 – Born in the lake town of Ohrid to the family of Sotir Gusho, Albanian poet, Lasgush Poradeci. In 1921 he enrolled in the National School of Fine Arts in Bucharest. There he became associated with the patriotic movement of the Albanian colony, became friends with Asdren, whom he replaced as general secretary of the colony. But even with the young Mitrush Kuteli, the Romanian environment greatly influenced Lazar’s literary formation. He started publishing verses in the Albanian temporary ‘Albania e re’, a national illustrated weekly published in Constanta, and in Boston Sun. His verses of this period were already displaying a theosophical affinity with the Romanian lyric poet Mihai Eminescu. In the summer of 1924, the government awarded Noli a scholarship and he enrolled at the University of Graz “Karol Francik” in the faculty of Romano-Germanic philology. After the war he lived in his own loneliness. He also created three great poetic works: On Them, The Kamades, and Socrates’ Theological Excursion. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth on December 27, 1999, the President of the Republic Rexhep Mejdani gives the title “Honor of the Nation” and Pogradec, his hometown the title “Honorary Citizen”. The Palace of Culture in Pogradec is named after Lasgush Poradeci. The “9-year-old Lasgush Poradeci” school is located in the Kombinat neighborhood in Tirana. The road from Diga to the artificial lake of Tirana is named Lasgush Poradeci.
1923 – Gustave Eiffel dies at the age of 91 in Paris. Eiffel, was a French construction engineer graduated from Olecole Centrale. He built various bridges, the most famous of which is the Viaduct Garabit. He is best known for building the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris, and his contribution to building the Statue of Liberty in New York.
1945 – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is established, with the signing of an agreement by 30 countries. The International Monetary Fund is a 190-member Washington-based international organization working to promote global monetary cooperation, ensure financial stability, and facilitate international trade.
1950 – Roberto Bettega is born in Turin. Bettega, is a former Italian footballer who played as a striker. Bettega is best remembered for his successful time at his hometown club Juventus, where he won several titles and was established as one of Italy’s greatest players because of his strength, and his goal-scoring ability and creativity.
1978 – Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of fascist dictatorship. This is a period of modern Spanish history, beginning on November 20, 1975, the day of the death of Francisco Franco’s, who had established a dictatorship following the victory of the nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. In local historiography, this process is known as the “Spanish Transition”.
1979 – The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan would last for nearly a decade, and would have far-reaching consequences for both countries. Moscow’s military intervention in the impoverished Middle Eastern country took place under the pretext of defending socialist interests there. Thousands of Soviets, and Afghans were left dead.
1985 – Palestinian guerrillas take hostages, killing 18 people inside airports in Rome and Vienna. The attacks on Rome and Vienna airports were two major terrorist attacks carried out on 27 December 1985. In addition to the dead, over 100 others were injured. Four of the terrorists were killed by El Al Security and local police, who captured the other three.
2007 – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident. The shooting came after a political rally in the park, Liaquat National Bagh. Also, a suicide bomb exploded shortly after these shootings. 25 people were killed during this terrorist attack.