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.

Notable Events

511
Clovis, king of the Franks, died and his kingdom was divided between his four sons.
1095
At the council of Clermont, France, Pope Urban II proclaims the First Crusade.
1582
William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway.
1779
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.
1826
Jebediah Smith and his expedition reached San Diego, becoming the first Americans to cross the southwestern part of the U.S.
1901
The Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
1910
New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
1924
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.
1939
The play ''Key Largo,'' by Maxwell Anderson, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York.
1940
In Romania, the pro-fascist Iron Guard murdered 64 people, including former prime minister Jorga.
1942
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.
1967
The French President, Charles de Gaulle, says he will veto Britain's application to join the Common Market for a second time.
1970
Pope Paul the VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
1973
The Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who had resigned.
1975
Ross McWhirter, the BBC TV presenter and co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records shot dead outside his home.
1978
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.
1985
The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord, giving Dublin a consultative role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.
1990
John Major wins the Conservatives' leadership elections, becoming Britain's new prime minister.
1991
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.
1997
Inter-Agency Somalia Flood Response Team estimated that flooding in Somalia had left 230,000 people homeless.
1998
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.''
2002
United Nations investigators began a new round of weapons inspections in Iraq.

Notable Births

1701
Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer and thermometer inventor.
1746
Robert R. Livingston, U.S. statesman and diplomat
1843
Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman.
1853
Bat Masterson, American Wild West gambler, saloonkeeper, lawman, and editor.
1874
Chaim Weizmann, first president of Israel
1909
James Agee, American Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
1912
David Merrick, American Broadway producer.
1917
Buffalo Bob (Smith), American TV host.
1940
Bruce Lee (Liu Yuen Kam), Chinese American actor and martial arts expert
1942
Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist
1957
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of President John F. Kennedy.

Notable Deaths

1953
Playwright Eugene O'Neill, American dramatist and 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature recipient, died in Boston at age 65.
1988
John Carradine, American actor