27th November, on this day

399 St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1095 Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade
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".
1703 The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703
1807 The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops
1815 Cracow (Poland) declared a free republic : Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland
1817 US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
1843 The opera "The Bohemian Girl" is produced (London)
1863 Battle of Mine Run : Union forces under General George Meade position against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee
1863 Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South
1863 Battle of Ringgold Gap : a Confederate victory
1868 Battle of Washita River : United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land
1879 Battle of Tarapacá : Peru defeats Chile
1885 Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made
1895 Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel Prize
1898 Side-wheeler "Portland" sinks off Cape Cod, 190 die
1910 NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal
1912 Albanian National Flag adopted
1912 Spanish protectorate in Morocco established
1914 Britain's first policewoman goes on duty at Gratham in Lincolnshire
1924 In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
1934 Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.
1940 In Romania, the ruling party Iron Guard arrests and executes over 60 of exiled King Carol II of Romania's aides, including former minister Nicolae Iorga
1940 At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.
1941 USSR begins a counter offensive causing Germany to retreat
1941 Siege of Tobruk ends
1942 French fleet is scuttled in Toulon Harbour to prevent the warships falling into German hands
1944 MS Rigel, sunk by Fairey Barracuda dive-bombers south of Sandnessjøen. 2,571 were killed, mostly Russian, Polish and Serbian prisoners of war; 7 Norwegians also perished
1944 An explosion at a RAF ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire kills seventy people
1951 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
1954 Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
1957 Army withdraws from Little Rock AR, after Central HS integration
1958 USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
1963 The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
1964 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".
1965 The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
1965 1st French satellite launched, France becomes 3rd nation in space
1967 Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
1967 French President Charles de Gaulle vetoes Britian's entry into the European Common Market
1970 In Britain, the Gay Liberation Movement holds its first major rally in London
1970 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
1971 The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctioned and crashed, but it's the first manmade object to reach the surface of Mars

1975 Ross McWhirter, co-editor with his twin brother Norris of the Guiness Book of Records, is shot dead by Irish terrorists outside his home in London
1978 In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White
1980 Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
1983 Avianca Flight 011 : Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashes at Madrid airport killing 185
1985 Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
1989 Avianca Flight 203 : Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107
1990 Britain's conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher
1991 Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ
1991 The United Nations Security Council adopts UN Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.
1992 For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andres Perez in Venezuela
1996 91 die in a coal mine at Dongcun, Datong, Shanxi, China
1997 In Britain, a House of Commons Committee rejects the Labour Government's arguments for exempting motor racing from the ban on tobacco-related sponsorship
1997 Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
1999 The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
2001 A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet
2003 182 die when the Congo ferry Dieu Merci capsised at Mai-Ndombe Lake, Bandunu, Democratic Republic of Congo
2004 Pope John Paul II returned the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church
2005 The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France
2005 President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, in power since 1967 and the longest-serving head of state in the world, was re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term
2005 134 die in a coal mine at Dongfeng, Qitaihe, Heilongjiang, China

November 27th 2005

Iraq leader attacks abuse claim

Four Westerners 'seized in Iraq'

Rescuers sent to China quake zone

November 27th 2006

Israeli PM offers 'hand of peace'

Burma 'closes' Red Cross offices

NY rally deplores police shooting

November 27th 2007

New Mid-East peace drive

'Hundreds dead' in Chad fighting

Paris rioters 'criminals' says PM

November 27th 2008

Forces fight through siege hotels

Iraqi parliament backs US pullout

Airbus jet crashes in test flight

November 27th 2009

Ferry capsizes in Bangladesh

Thanksgiving party shootings

10 Deaths as Russian train derails

November 27th 2010

Cargo plane from Karachi crashes

Suicide bombs 'hit Afghan police'

Dublin protests against cuts

November 27th 2011

Birthdates which occurred on November 27th:

1701 Anders Celsius Sweden, scientist, inventor (centigrade temp scale)
1746 Robert Livingston delivered oath of office to George Washington
1804 Sir Julius Benedict Stuttgart Germany, opera composer (Protoghesi)
1809 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble England, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)
1857 Sir Charles Scott Sherrington 1932 Nobel Laureate in Medicine & Physiology; author of the classic "The Integrative Action of the Nervous System"; discoverer of Sherrington's Law; coiner of the terms "neuron" and "synapse".
1865 Jose Asuncion Silva Colombia, poet (Nocturno III)
1867 Charles Koechlin Paris France, composer (Jacob Chez Luban)
1874 Chaim Weizmann Israeli statesman (1st President)
1874 Charles A Beard American historian (American Continentalism)
19-- Stephen Elliot NYC, actor (Falcon Crest, Dallas, Executive Suite)
19-- William Fichtner actor (As the World Turns)
1900 Leon Barzin Brussels Belgium, conductor (NY City Ballet 1948-58)
1901 Ted Husing NYC, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights)
1903 Johnny Blood aka John McNally, early NFL halfback (Green Bay)
1903 Mona Washbourne actress (Stevie, Billie Liar, Driver's Seat)
1909 James Agee American writer (The African Queen)
1912 David Merrick Broadway producer (Hello Dolly)
1917 "Buffalo" Bob Smith Buffalo NY, TV host (Howdy Doody)
1921 Alexander Dubcek headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69)
1925 Ernie Wise England, comedian (Morecambe & Wise)
1925 Marshall Thompson Peoria IL, actor (Bog, To Hell & Back, Daktari)
1925 Michael Tolan Detroit MI, actor (Nurses, Senator)
1932 Benigno Aquino Jr Philippine opposition leader; assassinated
1937 Gail Sheehy writer (Hustling)
1940 Bruce Lee San Francisco CA, karate star/actor (Green Hornet)
1942 Jimi Hendrix rock guitarist (Jimi Hendrix Experience-Purple Haze)
1944 Eddie Rabbitt Brooklyn, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night)
1945 Barbara Anderson Brooklyn, actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible)
1951 Jayne Kennedy Wash DC, sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul)
1952 James D Wetherbee Flushing NY, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-32, sk:46)
1954 Curtis Armstrong actor (Moonlighting)
1954 Patricia McPherson Oak Harbor Wash, actress (Bonnie-Knight Rider)
1957 Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg JFK's daughter
1959 Charlie Burchill rocker (Simple Minds-Breakfast Club)
1960 Ken O'Brien QB (NY Jets)
1961 Princess rocker (Desirez Heslop, All For Love)
1962 Calvin Hayes rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
1962 Charlie Benante Bronx NY, rock drummer (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
1963 Fisher Stevens Chicago, actor (My Science Project, Short Circuit)
1964 Rebecca Michelle Ferratti Helena Mt, playmate (Jun, 1986)
1964 Robin Simone Givens [Mrs Mike Tyson] NYC, (Darlene-Head of the Class)
1965 Fiachna O'Broanain rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
1976 Jaleel White Los Angeles CA, actor (Steve Urkel-Family Matters)
1976 Tyrone Sutton


Deaths which occurred on November 27th:
8 -BC- Horace Latin poet & satirist, dies (birth date unknown)
1934 Baby Face Nelson shot by FBI agents
1953 Eugene O'Neill playwright, dies in Boston at 65
1965 Harry Harvey Sr actor (It's a Man's World), dies at 64
1975 Ross McWhirter Guinness Book of Records keeper, is murdered
1978 George Moscone (San Francisco Mayor) & City Sup Harvey Milk shot by Dan White
1981 Lotte Lenya singer/actress, dies in NY at 83
1984 Percy Norris deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
1986 Steve Tracy actor (Percival-Little House on the Praire), dies at 61
1988 John Carradine actor, dies at 82 of kidney failure

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