Events, Births and Deaths Happening on this Date
Friday, November 27, 2020
Today is the 332nd day of 2020. There are 33 days left in this year.
Clovis, king of the Franks, died and his kingdom was divided between his four sons.
At the council of Clermont, France, Pope Urban II proclaims the First Crusade.
William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway.
The Pennsylvania state government converts the College of Philadelphia into the University of the State of Pennsylvania, thus creating both America's first state school and America's first official university.
Jebediah Smith and his expedition reached San Diego, becoming the first Americans to cross the southwestern part of the U.S.
The Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
New York City's Macy's department store held its first Thanksgiving Day parade down a two-mile stretch of Broadway from Central Park West to Herald Square.
The play ''Key Largo,'' by Maxwell Anderson, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York.
In Romania, the pro-fascist Iron Guard murdered 64 people, including former prime minister Jorga.
A French Navy fleet stationed in Toulon sinks 10 of their own cruisers, 28 destroyers, and 14 submarines to avoid their falling into Nazi hands.
The French President, Charles de Gaulle, says he will veto Britain's application to join the Common Market for a second time.
Pope Paul the VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
The Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who had resigned.
Ross McWhirter, the BBC TV presenter and co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records shot dead outside his home.
San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.
The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord, giving Dublin a consultative role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.
John Major wins the Conservatives' leadership elections, becoming Britain's new prime minister.
Both houses of the U.S. Congress approved legislation authorizing $70 billion in borrowing authority for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) because of the savings and loan failures.
Inter-Agency Somalia Flood Response Team estimated that flooding in Somalia had left 230,000 people homeless.
Answering 81 questions put to him three weeks earlier, President Clinton wrote the House Judiciary Committee that his testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair was ''not false and misleading.''
United Nations investigators began a new round of weapons inspections in Iraq.
Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer and thermometer inventor.
Robert R. Livingston, U.S. statesman and diplomat
Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman.
Bat Masterson, American Wild West gambler, saloonkeeper, lawman, and editor.
Chaim Weizmann, first president of Israel
James Agee, American Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
David Merrick, American Broadway producer.
Buffalo Bob (Smith), American TV host.
Bruce Lee (Liu Yuen Kam), Chinese American actor and martial arts expert
Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of President John F. Kennedy.
Playwright Eugene O'Neill, American dramatist and 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature recipient, died in Boston at age 65.
John Carradine, American actor