Events in History on November 27

  • 399 St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1095 Pope Urban II preaches the west to wrestle control of the Holy land from the Seljuk Turks at the Council of Clermont, triggering the First Crusade
  • 1237 Battle of Cortenuova: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II defeats the Second Lombard League

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

1493 Christopher Columbus returns to La Navidad colony, finding it destroyed by the 1st native American uprising against Spanish rule. Taíno cacique Caonabo led his people to attack the settlement after the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed Columbus's orders.

Historic Event

1495 Scottish king James IV receives Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English trone

  • 1574 Selimiye Mosque, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, designed by imperial architect Mimar Sinan, officially opens in Edirne, Turkey
  • 1587 Dutch county of Groningen flooded by failure of dyke
  • 1798 Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail

Portuguese Royal Family Leave for Brazil

1807 Portuguese Royal Family and its court of nearly 15,000 people leave Lisbon for their colony of Brazil to escape invading Napoleonic troops

  • 1809 Berners Street hoax: Theodore Hook bets he can make any address the most talked-about in London, proceeds to win by bringing London to a standstill
  • 1815 Adoption of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland
  • 1815 City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna
  • 1826 John Walker invents friction match in England
  • 1839 American Statistical Association organizes in Boston
  • 1863 -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza, Texas
  • 1863 Battle of Payne's Farm, Virginia
  • 1864 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia

Battle of Interest

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

  • 1885 1st photograph of a meteor taken by Austro-Hungarian photographer Ladislaus Weinek in Prague
  • 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

Nobel Prize

1895 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize

Theater Premiere

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

  • 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
  • 1901 U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.
  • 1910 NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal
  • 1912 Albanian National Flag adopted
  • 1912 Spanish protectorate in Morocco forms
  • 1914 1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Lincolnshire)
  • 1919 Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria
  • 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 Italian & Albania sign peace treaty
  • 1926 KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • 1926 Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins
  • 1932 Poland & USSR sign non-aggression treaty

Historic Event

1934 Bank robber Baby Face Nelson and two FBI agents die in a shoot-out in Barrington, Illinois

Theater Premiere

1939 Maxwell Anderson's play "Key Largo" premieres in NYC

  • 1941 British 13th Army Corps reaches Tobruk in Libya
  • 1941 USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat
  • 1942 French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them

Historic Event

1942 Tito appoints Anti-fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia

  • 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 in Germany

Historic Event

1945 Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft re-buried in presence of Queen Wilhelmina

Historic Event

1945 General George Marshall named special US envoy to China

  • 1945 Trial against Dutch Fascist NSB leader Anton Mussert begins (later convicted and executed by firing squad)

Election of Interest

1946 Peter Fraser's Labour government wins a second term in New Zealand's general elections

  • 1948 Honda 1st opens in America
  • 1950 Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
  • 1951 1st rocket to intercept an airplane at White Sands, New Mexico
  • 1951 Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon, Korea
  • 1954 Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury
  • 1956 Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's "The Diary of Anne Frank" premieres in Netherlands

Little Rock Crisis

1957 US Army withdraws from Little Rock, Arkansas after Central High School integration

  • 1958 USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
  • 1960 Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast
  • 1962 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
  • 1962 Sumner Arthur Long's play "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.
  • 1966 Uruguay adopts constitution

Historic Event

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

  • 1967 Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price
  • 1970 Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year

Papal Visit

1970 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest

  • 1971 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 1971 Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firing upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh
  • 1972 Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • 1973 Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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.


1978 San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White at City Hall

  • 1980 Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
  • 1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
  • 1983 Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 181
  • 1983 Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India
  • 1985 Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
  • 1987 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset, England
  • 1989 Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107
  • 1989 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1989 Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay
  • 1989 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space
  • 1991 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela sentenced to 2 years (Cuba)
  • 1992 Howard Stern Interview premieres on E! Network
  • 1992 Part of Vienna Hofburg destroyed by fire
  • 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.

Election 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

  • 2001 A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 2006 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigns from his position as lifetime senator

Historic Event

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

  • 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 "Holy grail" of shipwrecks the San Jose, sunk 1708, is confirmed found by an international team off the coast of Colombia
  • 2015 Robert Lewis Dear (57) shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 2017 8 Donkeys freed from jail after 4 days in Orai, Uttar Pradesh, India for eating plants
  • 2017 Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department confirm it has had 31,801 call outs to deal with snakes this year
  • 2017 Freight trains kills more than 100 reindeer over three days in Norway
  • 2017 North Korean ghost ship washes up Akita prefecture beach, Japan with 8 skeletons on board, 4th boat in a month

Historic Event

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

  • 2018 Convicted US murderer Samuel Little confirmed connected to 90 more murders of women after confessing details
  • 2018 Explosion near chemical company in Hebei Province, Northern China kills at least 23, injuring 22

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 2020 Iran's most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated outside Tehran, escalating tensions in the region