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11/27/2021 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - November 27
Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford

Reprinted By Permission
From OnThisDay.com


Today in History in 1895 Alfred Nobel's will established Nobel Prizes; in 1973  the U.S. Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as Vice President; and in 2013 Tiger Woods was named the PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1295 - English King Edward I calls what later became known as "The Model Parliament" extending the authorities of its representatives
  • 1817 - US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
  • 1826 - John Walker invents friction match in England
  • 1868 - Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack
  • 1870 - NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game"
  • 1895 - Alfred Nobel's will establishes Nobel Prizes
  • 1934 - Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.
  • 1960 - Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points
  • 1961 - Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
  • 1970 - Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
  • 1973 - Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as VP
  • 1990 - British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader ( and hence as Prime Minister)
  • 2004 - Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • 2013 - Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time
  • 2013 - "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1701 - Anders Celsius, Uppsala, Sweden, astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale)
  • 1746 - Robert R. Livingston, US Founding Father, delivered oath of office to George Washington
  • 1916 - Chick Hearn, American sportscaster (d. 2002)
  • 1917 - "Buffalo" Bob Smith, Buffalo NY, TV host (Howdy Doody)
  • 1940 - Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], San Francisco California, karate star/actor (Green Hornet)
  • 1942 - Jimi Hendrix, Seattle Wash, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), (d. 1970)
  • 1944 - Eddie Rabbitt, Brooklyn, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night)
  • 1945 - Barbara Anderson, Bkln, actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible)
  • 1945 - James Avery, Pughsville, Virginia, actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013)
  • 1951 - Jayne Kennedy, Wash DC, sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul)
  • 1951 - Kathryn Bigelow, San Carlos, California, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty)
  • 1957 - Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg, attorney, JFK & Jackie's daughter
  • 1973 - Samantha Harris, American model and host

Famous Weddings

  • 1971 - MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City
  • 1980 - British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)
  • 1993 - Actress Teri Garr (44) weds building contractor John O'Neil (42) at the Twin Dolphins Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2010 - US Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell (25) weds Melanie Juneau in Texas

Famous Divorces

  • 2006 - "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married
  • 2006 - Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 8 - Horace, Roman poet, dies at 56
  • 511 - Clovis, 1st King of France, dies at about 45
  • 1895 - French writer and playwright Alexandre Dumas (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name
  • 1934 - "Baby Face" Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26
  • 1978 - Harvey Milk, first openly gay person to be elected to public office, assassinated by Dan White at 48
  • 1986 - Steve Tracy, actor (Percival-Little House on Praire), dies at 61
  • 1988 - Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
  • 1988 - John Carradine, actor (Ten Commandments), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • 1990 - David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), dies at 74
  • 2007 - Robert Cade, American doctor and inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)


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