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November 27

Please forgive the occasional duplicates as this is a compilation from multiple sources.


399 Saint Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.

399 St. Anastius I becomes Pope.

511 Death of Clovis I, King of the Franks

835 Death of Muhammad at-Taqi, Shia Imam (b. 811)

1095 Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.

1095 Pope Urban II orders first Crusade, calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land.

1127 Birth of Emperor Xiaozong of China (d. 1194)

1198 Death of Queen Constance of Sicily, wife of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1154)

1295 Lancashire Day - On this day in 1295 the first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament".

1474 Death of Guillaume Dufay, Flemish composer

1570 Death of Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)

1576 Birth of Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese ruler of Satsuma (d. 1638)

1582 Birth of Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (d. 1651)

1592 Death of Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1568)

1630 Birth of Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria (d. 1665)

1632 Death of John Eliot, English statesman (b. 1592)

1635 Birth of Frantoise d'AubignT, marquise de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)

1680 Death of Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit scholar (b. 1601)

1701 Birth of Anders Celsius in Sweden; scientist, inventor (centigrade temperature scale).

1703 The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.

1710 Birth of Robert Lowth, British bishop (d. 1787)

1746 Birth of Robert Livingston delivered oath of office to George Washington.

1754 Death of Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (b. 1667)

1774 The Great Council of Venice votes 720 to 21 to close the Ridotto, ending legal public gambling, due to growing impoverishment of its aristocratic families.

1779 Birth of AimT, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (d. 1865)

1804 Birth of Sir Julius Benedict Stuttgart Germany, opera composer (Protoghesi).

1809 Birth of Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble England, Shakespearian actress (Juliet).

1811 Death of Andrew Meikle, British mechanical engineer (b. 1719)

1815 Cracow (Poland) declared a free republic.

1817 US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War.

1838 French Admiral Baudin with fleet off Veracruz, Mexico, open fire on fort of San Juan de Ul?a, killing 64, wounding 147. Mexican generals surrender the fort and Veracruz. French install 3000-man occupation force.

1839 In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.

1839 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the American Statistical Association is founded.

1843 Birth of Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1899)

1843 The opera "The Bohemian Girl" is produced (London).

1852 Death of Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (b. 1815)

1857 Birth of Sir Charles Scott Sherrington; 1932 Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology; author of the classic "The Integrative Action of the Nervous System"; discoverer of Sherrington's Law; coiner of the terms "neuron" and "synapse".

1863 American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio state prison and return safely to the South.

1865 Birth of Jose Asuncion Silva Colombia, poet (Nocturno III).

1867 Birth of Charles Koechlin Paris France, composer (Jacob Chez Luban).

1868 Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River - United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.

1871 Birth of Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)

1874 Birth of Chaim Weizmann Israeli statesman (first President).

1885 Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made.

1889 First permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis Brady).

1890 First signal box for San Francisco Police Department goes into operation.

1895 At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament. He directs that most of his estate be invested, with the interest used as prizes to those making the greatest contributions to mankind, in the subjects of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.

1895 At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.

1895 Death of Alexandre Dumas fils, French author (b. 1824)

1898 Side-wheeler "Portland" sinks off Cape Cod, 190 die.

1900 Birth of Leon Barzin Brussels Belgium, conductor (New York City Ballet 1948-58).

1901 Army War College established in Washington DC.

1901 Birth of Ted Husing New York City, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights).

1901 U.S. Army War College is established.

1903 Birth of Johnny Blood aka John McNally, early NFL halfback (Green Bay).

1903 The opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich).

1907 Birth of L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (d. 2000)

1908 Death of Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (b. 1827)

1909 Birth of James Agee American writer (The African Queen).

1910 New York's Pennsylvania Station opens as world's largest railway terminal.

1911 Birth of David Merrick, American stage producer (d. 2000)

1912 Albanian National Flag adopted.

1912 Birth of David Merrick Broadway producer (Hello Dolly).

1912 Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.

1912 Spanish protectorate in Morocco established.

1916 Birth of Chick Hearn, American sports announcer (d. 2002)

1917 Birth of "Buffalo" Bob Smith in Buffalo, New York, USA; TV host (Howdy Doody).

1919 Haiti becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1920 Birth of Abe Lenstra, Dutch international footballer (d. 1985)

1921 Birth of Alexander Dubcek headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69).

1924 57,000 watch a high school football game in Las Angeles, California, USA.

1924 In New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

1924 In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

1925 Birth of Ernie Wise in England; comedian (Morecambe and Wise).

1926 110,000 watch Army and Navy play a 21-all tie football game.

1926 Birth of Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author

1926 Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins.

1927 Birth of Carlos JosT Castilho, Brazilian footballer [1987]

1928 Birth of Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (d. 2005)

1931 Death of Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (b. 1899)

1932 Birth of Benigno Aquino Jr; Philippine opposition leader; assassinated.

1932 Death of Evelyn Preer, American actress and singer (b. 1896)

1934 Baby Face Nelson shot by FBI agents.

1934 Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.

1934 Death of Baby Face Nelson, American gangster (b. 1908)

1937 Birth of Gail Sheehy, American writer

1940 Birth of Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (d. 1973)

1940 Death of Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer and politician (executed)

1940 In Romania, General Ion Antonescu's Iron Guard arrests and executes over 60 of exiled King Carol II of Romania's aides, including former minister Nicolae Iorga.

1940 World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean.

1941 Birth of Eddie Rabbitt, American singer (d. 1998)

1941 The German Panzer group attacking to the north of Moscow advances within 18 miles of the city. The southern group advances to within 32 miles of Kolomna, sixty miles south-east of Moscow. The offensive is halted by winter weather and Russian counterattacks.

1941 US Secretary of War Stimson, acting for President Franklin Roosevelt, sends a general war warning to all US commands. US Chief of Naval Operations signals to Atlantic and Pacific fleet commanders "an aggressive move by Japan is expected within the next few days".

1942 Birth of Jimi Hendrix; rock guitarist (Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Purple Haze") (dies 1970).

1942 French navy at Toulon scuttles ships and submarines so Germans don't take them.

1942 World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.

1943 Death of Edward O'Hare, American pilot (b. 1914)

1944 Birth of Eddie Rabbitt in Brooklyn, New York, USA; country singer ("I Love a Rainy Night").

1944 Death of Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)

1945 General George C Marshall named special US envoy to China.

1946 Cold War: Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appeals to the United States and the Soviet Union to end nuclear testing and to start nuclear disarmament, stating that such an action would "save humanity from the ultimate disaster".

1947 Joe DiMaggio wins his third Most Valuable Player, beating Ted Williams by one vote.

1948 Birth of James L. Avery, Sr., American actor

1951 Birth of Jayne Kennedy, American sportscaster and actress

1951 First rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, New Mexico, USA.

1952 Birth of James D Wetherbee in Flushing, New York, USA; Lieutenant Commander US Navy/astronaut (STS-32, sk:46).

1953 Birth of Curtis Armstrong, American actor

1953 Death of Eugene O'Neill, American writer and Nobel Prize laureate (b. *1955 - Arthur Honegger, French-born Swiss composer (b. 1892)

1953 Eugene O'Neill, playwright, dies in Boston at age 65.

1954 Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.

1954 Birth of Patricia McPherson, American actress

1955 Birth of Bill Nye, American engineer and broadcaster

1956 Birth of William Fichtner, American actor

1957 Birth of Caroline Kennedy in Schlossberg, John F Kennedy's daughter.

1958 Birth of Mike Scioscia, American baseball manager

1958 Death of Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor (b. 1892)

1958 USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany.

1959 Birth of Charlie Burchill; rocker (Simple Minds - "Don't You Forget About Me").

1960 Birth of Ken O'Brien; quarterback (New York Jets).

1960 Gordie Howe becomes first NHL player to score 1,000 points.

1960 Trailing 38-7 late in third quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Denver Broncos at 38-38.

1961 Birth of Princess; rocker (Desirez Heslop, All For Love).

1961 Gordie Howe becomes first to play in 1,000 NHL games.

1962 Birth of Calvin Hayes; rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz - "Turn Back the Clock").

1963 Birth of Fisher Stevens, American actor

1963 The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.

1964 Birth of Robin Givens, American actress

1965 Birth of Fiachna O'Broanain; rocker (Hothouse Flowers - "Don't Go").

1965 Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations were to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.

1966 Billionaire Howard Hughes arrives in Las Vegas and enters the Desert Inn, occupying the entire 9th floor of the St. Andrews Tower.

1966 Birth of Andy Merrill, American voice actor

1966 In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat New York Giants 72-41.

1967 Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price.

1968 Birth of Michael Vartan, French actor

1970 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.

1971 Birth of Nick Van Exel, American basketball player

1971 Mars 2 of the Soviet space program landed on Mars.

1972 New York Yankees trade Ellis, Torres and Spikes to Cleveland Indians for Nettles and Moses.

1973 Birth of Evan Karagias, American professional wrestler

1973 Death of Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)

1973 The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35).

1973 US Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as Vice President.

1975 Birth of Martin Gramatica, American football player

1975 Death of Ross McWhirter, British co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)

1975 Fred Lynn became first rookie to win the Most Valuable Player.

1975 Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, is murdered.

1975 The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England and espoused his anti-Irish racist views.

1976 Birth of Jaleel White, American actor

1978 Birth of Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player

1978 Death of Harvey Milk, American politician (assassinated) (b. 1930)

1978 George Moscone (San Francisco Mayor) and City Superintendant Harvey Milk shot by Dan White.

1978 In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.

1979 Birth of Shin Hyesung, Lead vocal in the korean group Shinhwa

1980 Birth of Michael Yardy, English cricketer

1980 Death of F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (born 1882).

1980 Soyuz T-3 carries three cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched.

1981 Birth of Matthew Taylor, English footballer

1981 Death of Lotte Lenya (Karoline Blamauer) at age 83 in New York (born in Penzig, Austria); stage/film actress/dancer.

1982 Birth of Aleksandr Kerzhakov; Russian soccer player.

1982 Fifth time New York Rangers shut-out New York Islanders 3-0.

1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki.

1983 A Colombian Avianca Flight 11 Boeing 747 crashes near Barajas Airport of Madrid, Spain killing 181 of the 192 on board.

1983 A Colombian Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid's Barajas Airport, killing 183.

1984 Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead.

1985 Birth of Alison Pill; Canadian actress.

1985 Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland.

1988 Death of John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)

1988 John Carradine, American actor, dies at age 82 of kidney failure (born 1906).

1989 A Colombian jetliner is bombed, killing 107.

1989 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space.

1990 Britain's Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher.

1990 Death of David White, American actor (b. 1916)

1990 The British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1991 The United Nations Security Council adopts UN Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.

1991 The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution opening the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.

1991 Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ.

1992 Death of Ivan Generali?, Croatian painter (b. 1914)

1992 For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthow president Carlos Andres Perez in Venezuela.

1996 Birth of Alexandra Astin, American actress.

1997 NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency jointly launch Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, a satellite program to study tropical and subtropical rainfall and its effects on global climate.

1997 Second Souhane massacre in Algeria: 25 killed.

1997 Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.

1998 In Japan, Sega Enterprises releases the Dreamcast video game system. It features a 200 MHz 128-bit Hitachi SH-4 processor, special NEC graphics processing chip, built-in 56 kbps modem, Web browser, one controller, and CD-ROM drive for 1 GB capacity disks. Price is 29,800 Yen, about US$220. 101,490 units sell in the first week. About 10 million systems and 400 different games are shipped in the product's lifetime.

1999 The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minster in New Zealand's history.

1999 The New Zealand Labour Party, led by Helen Clark, wins office in a General Election, unseating the incumbent administration of Jenny Shipley.

2000 Jean ChrTtien is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada, as the Liberal Party increases its majority in the House of Commons.

2001 A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

2001 The Hubble Space Telescope detects the first atmosphere (in this case, hydrogen) on an extrasolar planet (on Osiris).

2005 Death of Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)

2005 In Canada, for the second time in three years, the Edmonton Eskimos defeat the Montreal Alouettes 38-35 in an overtime thriller to win the 93rd Grey Cup at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

2005 Manuel Zelaya is elected the new President of Honduras.

2005 The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.

2006 Death of Alan Freeman, Australian-born broadcaster and disc jockey (born 1927).

2007 Death of Sean Taylor, American football player (born 1983).

2007 The Annapolis Conference, a peace conference trying to end the Arab-Israeli conflict, is held in Annapolis, Maryland in the United States.

2007 United Nations Development Programme releases the 2007/2008 Human Development Report.

2008 Cell phone maker Nokia announces it will pull out of the Japanese market due to a lack of demand.

2008 Death of Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Indian Prime Minister (born 1931).

2009 A suspected bomb blast causes the Russian Nevsky Express train to derail near the town of Bologoye, between Moscow and St. Petersburg, killing at least 26, injuring 90.

2009 Dubai requests a debt deferment following its massive renovation and development projects, as well as the late 2000s economic crisis. The announcement causes global stock markets to drop.