27 December 2022: This day in history

1512: Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World

1657: “Flushing Remonstrance” petition signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, protesting the ban on Quaker worship

1939: Between 20,000 and 40,000 die in magnitude 8 earthquake in Erzincam, Turkey

1945: International Monetary Fund formally established by 29 member countries based on ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes

1949: Queen Juliana of the Netherlands grants independence to Indonesia

1979: After invading Afghanistan two days earlier Soviet forces pull off a coup in Kabul, killing President Hafizullah Amin


Source: Onthisday.com

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