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This Day in History - November 27

November 27

 

 43 BC – Octavian, Lepidus and Antony form the triumvirate of Rome

 511 – Clovis, King of the Franks, dies and the kingdom is divided amongst his four sons

1095 – Pope Urban II makes an appeal for warriors to relieve Jerusalem in one of the most influential speeches of the Middle Ages, thus ordering the first Crusade

1382 – The French nobility, led by Olivier de Clisson, crush the Flemish rebels at Flanders

1701 – Astronomer who devised the centigrade temperature scale, Anders Celsius is born

1703 – A bizarre storm that had featured hurricane-strength winds, killing between 10,000 and 30,000 people and sunk hundreds of Royal Navy ships, finally dissipates over England

1746 – Robert R. Livingston, “the Chancellor,” is born

1786 – Poet Robert Burns decides not to emigrate to Jamaica and heads to Edinburgh in Scotland instead

1812 – A bridge being used by Napoleon Bonaparte’s army, across the Berezina River in Russia, collapses during an artillery barrage

1826 – Jedediah Smith’s expedition reaches San Diego, making them the first Americans to cross into the southwestern part of the continent

1852 – English mathematician, Ada Lovelace dies

1862 – George Armstrong Custer meets his future wife, Elizabeth Bacon, at a Thanksgiving party

1863 – Confederate cavalry raider John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape from the Ohio state prison

1868 – Lieutenant Colonel George Custer’s 7th Cavalry kills Chief Black Kettle and close to 100 Cheyenne Indians, mostly women and children, on the Washita River

1870 – Builder of gasoline-powered delivery wagons, Joe Mack is born

1874 – American historian, Charles A. Beard is born

1887 – US Deputy Marshall Frank Dalton, brother of three famous outlaws, is killed in the line of duty near Fort Smith, Arkansas

1895 – French author, Alexandre Dumas, dies

1904 – The German colonial army defeats Hottentots at Warmbaths in South Africa, aka Bela Bela

1909 – US troops land in Blue Fields, Nicaragua, to protect American interests there

1909 – Pulitzer Prize-winning author, James Agee is born

1911 – White House housekeeper Elizabeth Jaffray, writes in her diary about a conversation she’d had with President William Taft and his wife concerning Taft’s expanding waistline

1914 – German commander Paul von Hindenburg celebrates his army’s campaign against Russian forces in Warsaw, Poland

1919 – Bulgaria signs a peace treaty with Allies at Unequally, France, recognizing Yugoslavian independence

1922 – Allied delegates bar the Soviets from the Near East peace conference

1936 – Anthony Eden of Great Britain warns Adolf Hitler that Britain will fight to protect Belgium

1940 – Antonescu’s Iron Guard in Romania arrests and executes more than 60 aides of King Carol II, the exiled king

1940 – Actor and martial arts expert, Bruce Lee is born

1942 – The French fleet in Toulon is scuttled to keep it from Germany

1942 – Rockstar, Jimi Hendrix is born

1950 – Chinese forces wipe out an American force east of the Choosing River

1951 – American director, Kathryn Bigelow is born

1953 – American Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Eugene O’Neill dies

1954 – Convicted Soviet spy, Alger Hiss, is released after 44 months in prison

1957 – Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru delivers a speech calling for nuclear disarmament in New Delhi

1957 – Author, attorney and only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy is born

1959 – Demonstrators march in Tokyo to protest a defense treaty with the US

1960 – Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko is born

1963 – Princess Desiree of Hohenzollern is born

1965 – Detroit Red Wing Gordie Howe scores his 600th goal in a game against the Montreal Canadiens

1965 – The Pentagon asks for additional troops in Vietnam

1967 – Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert McNamara to presidency of the World Bank

1967 – 1st President of Gabon, Leon M’ba dies

1967 – Charles DeGaulle vetoes Great Britain’s entry into the Common Market again

1970 – Syria joins the pact linking Libya, Egypt, and Sudan

1970 – South Vietnamese task force, operating in southeastern Cambodia, comes under North Vietnamese attack near the town of Krek

1973 – US Senate votes to confirm Gerald Ford as President of the US, following President Richard Nixon’s resignation

1978 – San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the city’s first openly gay supervisor, are assassinated by former city supervisor Dan White

1978 – Parti Karkerani Kurdistan, or PKK, or Kurdistan Worker’s Party, is founded as a militant group that fought an armed struggle for an independent Kurdistan

1984 – Spain and Britain sign the Brussels Agreement to enter discussions over the status of Gibraltar

1999 – Helen Clark becomes the first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand

2001 – Hubble Space Telescope discovers a hydrogen atmosphere on the planet Osiris, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet

2004 – Pope John Paul II returns relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church

2005 – First partial human face transplant completed in Amiens, France

2005 – Aerosmith, 50 Cent, Kenny G, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty all perform at the $10 million bat mitzvah for Long Island 13-year old Elizabeth Brooks. Brook’s father, David H. Brooks, CEO of DHB Industries, will be served with a federal indictment two years later for charges of insider trading and tax evasion, using company funds to finance the bat mitzvah, among others

2006 – Canadian House of Commons approves a motion, tabled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, recognizing the Quebecois as a nation within Canada

 


Written by Crystal McCann

Crystal is the Chief Operating Officer of Lanterns Media Network and the owner of Madisons Media. She lives in Texas with her husband and dogs and is the proud mother of two adult children.


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