Popular now on WCYB.com

On this day: December 27

POSTED: 3:53 PM Dec 26 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Dec 27 2014

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.

OTD December 27 - Norman Schwarzkopf
1 / 33
Matt Szwajkos/Getty Images for Alan Taylor

2012: U.S. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who was commander of the Coalition Forces in the Gulf War of 1991, dies from complications of pneumonia at age 78 in Tampa, Florida.

Around The Watercooler

Monk statue

1,000-year-old mummified monk found in statue

A golden statue of a sitting Buddha that made its way from a temple in China to a market in the Netherlands revealed an extraordinary secret -- a 1,000-year-old mummified monk.

Researchers discovered the mummy, encased in a cavity in the statue when a...

Canada 'Spocks' $5 bills

Canadians "Spock" their $ 5 bills

Live long, prosper ... and Spock your bills.

Stick shift, manual transmission

Stick shift foils suspected car thief

Police in Connecticut said they arrested a man for trying to steal a car at a convenience store.

#thedress

The secret of #TheDress: Mobile viewing

What matters most about #TheDress isn't the color scheme. It's the popularity of the story.

BuzzFeed's now-famous Thursday story -- simply titled "What Colors Are The Dress?" -- now looks like it'll become the sprawling web site's most-viewed post eve...

lotsa pot

15 tons of pot confiscated at California border

When searching for hidden stash, an obvious place to check is the mattress.

Federal police in California did so last week, and found 15 tons of marijuana, and made the second largest weed bust in history at a U.S. border crossing.

The truck carrying t...

advertisement

Email Sign-Up

advertisement