It happened today - December 24, 2015
On December 24 back in 1979 the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Merry Christmas Jimmy Carter. Some doves said the invasion would prove to be the Soviets' Vietnam. It seemed awfully feeble at the time, as did Carter's response; among the results of this invasion was to doom Carter against Ronald Reagan in the 1980 U.S.
John Robson Online
It happened today - December 24