Historical Events on 27th November
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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 Groningen flood 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
1807 - The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops
French Emperor Napoleon 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
1868 - Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack
Union General George Armstrong Custer 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
1895 - Alfred Nobel's will establishes Nobel Prizes
1896 - "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) debuts in Frankfurt
1901 - Army War College forms in Washington DC
1901 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der rote Hahn" premieres in Berlin
1901 - U.S. Army War College is established.
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
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 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
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
1931 - 1st Test Cricket match at the Gabba Bradman scores 200 on 1st day
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
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio 1941 - Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP
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
1943 - Conference of Teheran (Churchill-Roosevelt-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
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1944 - US 121st Infantry regiment opens assault on Hurtgen
1945 - Gen George Marshall named special US envoy to China
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
Military Leader George Marshall 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 perfs
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.
1956 - F Goodrich and A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank" premieres in Netherlands
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
Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe 1960 - Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points
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, DC
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
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
French President Charles de Gaulle 1967 - French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time
1970 - Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year
1970 - George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"
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
1972 - Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
Singer-Songwriter George Harrison 1972 - Yanks trade Ellis, Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses
1973 - Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year
1973 - Neil Simon's "Good Doctor" premieres in NYC
1973 - Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as VP
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 - Miss Teenage America Pageant
38th US President Gerald Ford 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)
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
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
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 1990 - Britain's conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher
1991 - "Peter Pan" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
1991 - Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela sentenced to 2 years (Cuba)
1991 - Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ
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
WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 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
264th Pope John Paul II 2004 - Pope John Paul II returns 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 - 93rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 38-35
2006 - The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.
2006 - Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigned from his position as lifetime senator.
Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper 2011 - 99th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23
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 - Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time
2013 - Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index
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