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

Events in History

Events 101 - 120 of 120

  • 1994 Fire in disco in Fuxin, North-China, 233 killed
  • 1994 Julio Maria Sanguinetti elected president of Uruguay
  • 1997 Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1999 New Zealand's Labour Party defeats the National-led government after 9 years in power, Helen Clark becomes the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark
Former New Zealand Prime Minister
Helen Clark
  • 2001 A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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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