Historical Events on 27th November

  • 399 St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1095 Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade
  • 1237 Battle of Cortenuova: Holy Roman Emperor Frederik II defeated the Second Lombardian League
  • 1295 English King Edward I calls what later became known as "The Model Parliament" extending the authorities of its representatives
  • 1382 Battle of Westrozebeke/Roosebeke. French army defeats the Flemish army. Flemish leader Philip Van Artevelde killed and corpse displayed
  • 1495 Scottish king James IV receives Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English trone
  • 1587 Dutch county of Groningen flooded by failure of dyke
  • 1703 The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
  • 1798 Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail

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1807 The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1815 City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna
  • 1815 Adoption of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland
  • 1817 US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
  • 1826 John Walker invents friction match in England
  • 1839 American Statistical Association organizes in Boston
  • 1843 Opera "Bohemian Girl" is produced (London)
  • 1863 -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas
  • 1863 Battle of Payne's Farm, VA
  • 1864 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia

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1868 Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

  • 1870 NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game"
  • 1885 Earliest photograph of a meteor shower taken
  • 1889 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady)
  • 1889 Hermann Sudermann's "Ehre" premieres in Berlin
  • 1890 1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation

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1895 Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • 1896 "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) debuts in Frankfurt

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1901 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der rote Hahn" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1901 U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.
  • 1901 Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain
  • 1903 Opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich)
  • 1910 NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal
  • 1911 Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US
  • 1912 Albanian National Flag adopted
  • 1912 Spanish protectorate in Morocco forms
  • 1914 1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire)
  • 1919 Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria
  • 1920 "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film
  • 1924 57,000 watch a High School football game (LA & Polytechnic tie 7-7)
  • 1924 In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • 1925 German Parliament ratifies treaty of Locarno
  • 1926 110,000 watch US Army & Navy play a 21-all tie
  • 1926 Béla Bartok's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres in Keulen
  • 1926 Italian & Albania sign peace treaty
  • 1926 KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • 1926 Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins

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1931 1st Test Cricket match at the Gabba Bradman scores 200 on 1st day

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1932 Poland & USSR sign non-aggression treaty
  • 1934 Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.
  • 1937 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
  • 1939 Maxwell Anderson's "Key Largo" premieres in NYC
  • 1940 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)
  • 1941 British 13th Army Corps reaches Tobruk

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1941 Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1941 USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat
  • 1942 Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ
  • 1942 French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them
  • 1942 Tito appoints Anti-fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia
  • 1943 31st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winn Bombers, 23-14

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1943 Conference of Teheran (Churchill-Roosevelt-Stalin)

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1944 4,000 shells detonate in RAF arms depot at Fauld, near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; village of Hanbury destroyed, at least 70 people killed
  • 1944 US 121st Infantry regiment opens assault on Hurtgen

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1945 Gen George Marshall named special US envoy to China

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 1945 Trial against NSB-leader Mussert begins
  • 1945 Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft re-buried in presence of Queen Wilhelmina
  • 1946 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • 1947 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
  • 1948 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • 1948 Honda 1st opens in America
  • 1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 1950 Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
  • 1951 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
  • 1951 Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon, Korea
  • 1952 KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
  • 1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 270 performances
  • 1954 42nd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
  • 1954 Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
  • 1954 19th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-0 in Birmingham
  • 1956 F Goodrich and A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank" premieres in Netherlands
  • 1956 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • 1957 Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration
  • 1958 USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
  • 1960 CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel"
  • 1960 Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast

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1960 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 1960 Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo
  • 1960 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
  • 1961 Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
  • 1961 KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
  • 1962 Sumner Arthur Long's "Never Too Late" premieres in NYC
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
  • 1965 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965 1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space
  • 1965 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16
  • 1965 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1965 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham
  • 1966 In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
  • 1966 Uruguay adopts constitution
  • 1967 Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
  • 1967 Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price

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1967 French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1970 Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year

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1970 George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1970 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
  • 1970 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • 1971 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 1971 Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firinge upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh
  • 1971 36th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Birmingham
  • 1972 Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • 1972 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses
  • 1973 Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year

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1973 Neil Simon's "Good Doctor" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

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

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

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1973 US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1974 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1975 Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
  • 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.
  • 1976 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
  • 1976 41st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-7 in Birmingham
  • 1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 perf
  • 1977 65th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6
  • 1979 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG
  • 1980 Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
  • 1982 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
  • 1982 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
  • 1982 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years
  • 1983 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
  • 1983 Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 181
  • 1983 Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India
  • 1985 Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1985 Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • 1987 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset, England
  • 1987 52nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-0 in Birmingham
  • 1988 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21
  • 1989 Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107
  • 1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1989 George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" & "Poor Little Girl"
  • 1989 Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay
  • 1989 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space

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1990 British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader ( and hence as Prime Minister)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1991 "Peter Pan" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1991 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela sentenced to 2 years (Cuba)

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1991 Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1992 Howard Stern Interview premieres on E! Network
  • 1992 Part of Vienna Hofburg destroyed by fire
  • 1993 Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)
  • 1993 India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12
  • 1993 Lisa Hanna, 18, of Jamaica, crowned 43rd Miss World
  • 1994 82nd CFL Grey Cup: British Columbia Lions defeat Balt Stallions, 26-23
  • 1994 Fire in disco in Fuxin, North-China, 233 killed
  • 1994 Julio Maria Sanguinetti elected president of Uruguay
  • 1997 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • 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.
  • 2004 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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 93rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 38-35

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2006 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 2006 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigned from his position as lifetime senator.
  • 2009 74th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 26-21 in Auburn
  • 2011 99th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23
  • 2011 62nd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 122 points
  • 2012 29 people are killed and 126 are wounded by 8 car bombings across Iraq
  • 2012 The Eurozone announces that it will make loans of 43.7 billion euros to Greece

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2013 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • 2013 Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index

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2013 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
  • 2014 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title
  • 2014 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer
  • 2015 Robert Lewis Dear (57)shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 2015 "Holy grail" of shipwrecks the San Jose, sunk 1708, is confirmed found by an international team off the coast of Colombia