On This Day

On This Day in History for November 27 (Part 2)

Events in History


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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 First partial human face transplant is completed for Isabelle Dinoire 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, is re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term

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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, resigns from his position as lifetime senator
  • 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
  • 2013 Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index
  • 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
  • 2017 North Korean ghost ship washes up Akita prefecture beach, Japan with 8 skeletons on board, 4th boat in a month

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2017 Pope Francis begins a three-day trip to Myanmar, amid the Rohingya refugee crisis

  • 2017 Freight trains kills more than 100 reindeer over three days in Norway
  • 2017 Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department confirm it has had 31,801 call outs to deal with snakes this year
  • 2017 8 Donkeys freed from jail after 4 days in Orai, Uttar Pradesh, India for eating plants

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2018 US accuses Nicaragua's Vice-President Rosario Murillo, wife of President Daniel Ortega of human rights abuses and imposes sanctions

President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader Daniel Ortega
President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader
Daniel Ortega
  • 2018 Explosion near chemical company in Hebei Province, Northern China kills at least 23, injuring 22
  • 2018 Convicted US murderer Samuel Little confirmed connected to 90 more murders of women after confessing details
  • 2019 Ghana celebrates the "year of return" marking 300 years since 1st African slave sold in America, by granting 125 people citizenship in special ceremony

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2019 US President Donald Trump signs two bills backing Hong Kong protesters, which check the territories autonomy and ban the sale of munitions to Hong Kong police, angering China

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2020 Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated outside Tehran, escalating tensions in the region

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