Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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November 27 is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 34 days remaining until the end of the year.

1 Events
2 Births
3 Deaths
4 Holidays and observances
5 External links

[edit] Events
1095 - Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
1295 - The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament".
1703 - The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
1839 - In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
1863 - American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio state prison and return safely to the South.
1868 - Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River - United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.
1895 - At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
1901 - U.S. Army War College is established.
1912 - Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
1919 - Haiti becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1924 - In New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
1934 - Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.
1940 - In Romania, the ruling party Iron Guard arrests and executes over 60 of exiled King Carol II of Romania's aides, including former minister Nicolae Iorga.
1940 - World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean.
1942 - World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
1944 - World War II: An explosion at a RAF ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire kills seventy people.
1954 - Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
1960 - Gordie Howe becomes the first player to reach the NHL landmark of 1000 points.
1963 - The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
1964 - Cold War: Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appeals to the United States and the Soviet Union to end nuclear testing and to start nuclear disarmament, stating that such an action would "save humanity from the ultimate disaster".
1965 - Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
1971 - Mars 2 of the Soviet space program landed on Mars.
1973 - The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35).
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 - In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
1983 - A Colombian Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid's Barajas Airport, killing 183.
1990 - The British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1991 - The United Nations Security Council adopts UN Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.
1992 - For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andres Perez in Venezuela.
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.
2005 - The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
2006 - The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada

[edit] Births
1127 - Emperor Xiaozong of China (d. 1194)
1576 - Shimazu Tadatsune, Ruler of Satsuma (d. 1638)
1582 - Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (d. 1651)
1630 - Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria (d. 1665)
1635 - Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)
1701 - Anders Celsius, Swedish inventor and astronomer (d. 1744)
1710 - Robert Lowth, British bishop (d. 1787)
1746 - Robert Livingston, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1813)
1754 - Georg Forster, German scientist (d. 1794)
1779 - Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (d. 1865)
1804 - Julius Benedict, German-born composer (d. 1885)
1809 - Fanny Kemble, British actress (d. 1893)
1833 - Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (d. 1897)
1843 - Cornelius Vanderbilt II, American businessman (d. 1899)
1843 - Elizabeth Stride, victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
1857 - Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1952)
1867 - Charles Koechlin, French composer (d. 1950)
1871 - Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)
1874 - Charles A. Beard, American historian (d. 1948)
1874 - Chaim Weizmann, 1st President of Israel (d. 1952)
1894 - Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox saint (d. 1971)
1894 - Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (d. 1989)
1897 - Vito Genovese, American mafioso (d. 1969)
1898 - Fredric Warburg, publisher and author (d. 1981)
1901 - Ted Husing, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
1903 - Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
1907 - L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (d. 2000)
1909 - James Agee, American writer (d. 1955)
1909 - Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (d. 1967)
1911 - David Merrick, American stage producer (d. 2000)
1916 - Chick Hearn, American sportscaster (d. 2002)
1917 - Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (d. 1998)
1920 - Abe Lenstra, Dutch footballer (d. 1985)
1920 - Buster Merryfield, English actor (d. 1999)
1921 - Alexander Dubček, Slovak politician (d. 1992)
1925 - John Maddox, British science writer and editor
1925 - Marshall Thompson, American actor (d. 1992)
1925 - Ernie Wise, British comedian (d. 1999)
1926 - Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author
1927 - Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer (d. 1987)
1928 - Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (d. 2005)
1928 - Ronald William "Josh" Kirby, British artist (d. 2001)
1930 - Joe DeNardo, Pittsburgh Meteorologist
1932 - Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippine politician (d. 1983)
1933 - Jacques Godbout, French Canadian novelist, journalist and filmmaker
1934 - Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer
1935 - Al Jackson, American drummer, producer and songwriter (d. 1975)
1937 - Gail Sheehy, American writer
1939 - Dave Giusti, American baseball player
1940 - Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (d. 1973)
1941 - Eddie Rabbitt, American singer (d. 1998)
1941 - Aimé Jacquet, French football manager
1942 - Manolo Blahnik, Spanish shoe designer
1942 - Henry Carr, American athlete
Newsdesk notes for Tuesday November 27
In our daily audio show, Jon Dennis and guests look at the Middle East peace conference; NHS maternity care; and the right to free speech
November 27, 2007 12:04 PM
Political commentator Michael White looks at the row over Labour's secret donor and the implications of the resignation of the party's general secretary, Peter Watt.

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Our Middle East editor Ian Black reports from Annapolis, Maryland, on the Israeli-Arab summit, where the US is frantically attempting to broker agreement.

The Healthcare Commission's Sue Eardley tells me about the biggest ever survey of mothers receiving maternity care, which found that many NHS hospitals were breaching childbirth guidelines.

Matthew Taylor reports from the Oxford Union, whose debate on free speech attracted angry protests last night because of the presence of the discredited historian David Irving and British National party leader Nick Griffin.

Maybe the Oxford Union president should have listened to David Beresford's interview with the veteran anti-apartheid campaigner Helen Suzman, who celebrates her 90th birthday this month.

Comedian Dom Joly tells consumer affairs editor Rebecca Smithers why he's standing up for joke-telling.

And Allegra Stratton's papers review considers the case of the London Underground voiceover artist who lost her job


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