27 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Anders Celsius, 1701
  • Fanny Kemble, 1809
  • Chaim Weizmann, 1874
  • Mona Washburn, 1903
  • James Agee, 1909
  • David Merrick, 1912
  • Alexander Dubcek, 1921
  • Ernie Wise, 1925
  • Benigno Aquino, 1932
  • Gail Sheehy, 1937
  • Bruce Lee, 1940
  • Eddie Rabbit, 1941
  • Jimi Hendrix, 1942
  • Caroline Kennedy, 1951
  • Robin Givens, 1964

Died On This Day:

  • Horace, 8 BC
  • Alexandre Dumas (fils), 1895
  • Clement Studebaker , 1901
  • Eugene O'Neill, 1953
  • Ross McWhirter murdered, 1975
  • Harvey Milk assassinated, 1978
  • Mayor George Moscone assassinated, 1978
  • Lotte Lenya, 1981
  • John Carradine, 1988
  • Sir Malcolm Bradbury, 2000
  • Ken Russell, 2011

Today's Events:

  • 1095 - Pope Urban's speech at the Council of Clermont in France to 300 Catholic clerics urges war against Muslims; The First Crusade begins!
  • 1582 - William Shakespeare, 19, marries older woman, 4 months pregnant Anne Hathaway, 26, at Stratford upon Avon.
  • 1676 - First major fire in America occurs in Boston. 46 houses demolished & other buildings too.
  • 1885 - First photo taken of a meteor shower.
  • 1895 - Arms dealer Alfred Nobel establishes his Nobel Prize.
  • 1910 - Pennsylvania Station opens in New York City, then the largest railway terminal in the world.
  • 1911 - 'Playboy of the Western World' by John M. Synge opens in N.Y.; actors pelted by vegetables.
  • 1914 - First two women police report for duty at Grantham, Lincs.
  • 1918 - Woodrow Wilson receives first passport issued to a U.S. President in office.
  • 1919 - Treaty of Neuilly signed between WWI allies and Bulgaria.
  • 1935 - 'Boy Meets Girl' starts 669 performance run on Broadway.
  • 1942 - French fleet at Toulon scuttles cruisers, destroyers and submarines to prevent fall into Nazi hands.
  • 1944 - Gigantic explosion in England as 1,500 two-ton blockbuster bombs accidentally detonate in Staffs.
  • 1989 - First successful living donor liver transplant at the University of Chicago.
  • 2005 - First ever face transplant operation in Amiens in Northern France takes four hours.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Barlaam and Josaphat
  • Gregory of Sinai
  • Virgil of Salzburg

Holiday:

  • Overseas Union Day in Estonia

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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