On this day: December 27

Published On: Dec 26 2012 03:53:05 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 27 2013 02:00:00 AM EST
Howdy Doody museum display

Charles Darwin embarks on the HMS Beagle, "Howdy Doody" makes its TV debut, Apollo 8 splashes down after orbiting the Moon, and the Soviet Union occupies Afghanistan, all on this day.