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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gary Speed, the manager of the Welsh national football team, is found dead at his home in Cheshire, England, having apparently committed suicide. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-15911321 (BBC)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Dubai requests a debt deferment following its massive renovation and development projects, as well as the late 2000s economic crisis. The announcement causes global stock markets to drop.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

2008 Santa Catarina floods: The Brazilian federal government authorizes nearly 2 billion reais (881 million U.S. dollars) in emergency relief funds. //www.reuters.com/article/companyNews/idUSN2633515020081126 (Reuters)
The longest serving Ocean Liner in history, QE2 is retired from service.
Russia and Brazil call for the first BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) summit of major emerging market countries in Russia to respond to the financial crisis in 2009. //www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE4AP5H220081126?feedType=RSSfeedName=worldNews (Reuters)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt Jr. is sentenced to a year and one day in jail for breaching the rules of the United Nations oil-for-food program. //www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_7571664?nclick_check=1 (San Jose Mercury News)

Thursday, November 27, 2003

The People's Republic of China angrily rejects US anti-dumping measures on imports of televisions from China, saying that the US measures breach WTO agreements and discriminate against Chinese firms Premier Wen Jiabao is due to visit Washington, DC, next month. //story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=storycid=516ncid=731e=10u=/ap/20031126/ap_on_re_as/china_us_trade
British police say that explosives have been found in the Gloucester home of a 24-year-old man being held on suspicion of terrorist activity and links to Al-Qaeda the suspect is British born of Asian origin. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/3242812.stm//www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtmljsessionid=RO5Q3NYJ11RZKCRBAELCFEY?type=worldNewsstoryID=3903550

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

The controversial physician Severino Antinori has claimed that a project to clone human beings has succeeded, with the first human clone due to be born in 2003. His claims were received with skepticism from many observers. The even more controversial organization Clonaid then announced that they had five clones waiting to be born, one of whom, they claimed, would be born in December 2002.

Monday, November 27, 2000

In Canada's Parliamentary elections, Jean Chrétien is re-elected as Prime Minister as the Liberal Party increases its majority in the House of Commons.

Saturday, November 27, 1999

The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government, with leader Helen Clark becoming the second female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
WTO Protests ndash Protesters blocked delegates' entrance to WTO meetings in Seattle, Washington, USA.
NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander, moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.
After rowing for 81 days and 2,962 nautical miles (5486 km), Tori Murden becomes the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by rowboat alone, when she reaches Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands.
The ExxonMobil merger is completed, forming the largest corporation in the world.

Thursday, November 27, 1997

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission is launched, the start of the satellite component of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System.

Friday, November 27, 1992

UN Security Council Resolution 794 is unanimously passed, approving a coalition of United Nations peacekeepers led by the United States to form UNITAF, tasked with ensuring humanitarian aid gets distributed and establishing peace in Somalia.
The trial of 14 South Vietnamese accused of murdering 24 North Vietnamese begins in Hong Kong (ends November 29, 1994).
The Greek oil tanker "Aegean Sea", carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while on approach to La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.
Secretary-General of the United NationsBoutros Boutros-Ghali encourages the United Nations Security Council to pass United Nations Security Council Resolution 794, authorizing military intervention in the Somali Civil War to allow emergency food supplies to reach the people of Somalia. The Council passes the resolution on December 3, and United Staets Marines begin arriving in Somalia on December 9.
The government of Venezuela announces that it has put down a coup attempt by a group of army officers who bombed the presidential palace.

Wednesday, November 27, 1991

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution opening the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.

Tuesday, November 27, 1990

Women's suffrage was introduced in the last Swiss half canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden.

Sunday, November 27, 1983

Colombian Avianca Flight 11 crashes near Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain, killing 181 of the 192 on board.

Saturday, November 27, 1982

Yasuhiro Nakasone becomes Prime minister of Japan.

Thursday, November 27, 1980

Monday, November 27, 1978

In San Francisco, California, Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White.

Sunday, November 27, 1977

The Rankin/Bass made-for-TV animated film "The Hobbit" premieres on NBC in the United States.

Thursday, November 27, 1975

Ross McWhirter, co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records, is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army for offering reward money to informers.

Tuesday, November 27, 1973

The United States Senate votes 92–3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States.

Friday, November 27, 1970

Bolivian artist Benjamin Mendoza tries to assassinate Pope Paul VI during his visit in Manila.

Monday, November 27, 1967

The Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour" in the US as a full album. The songs added to the original six songs on the double EP include "All You Need Is Love", "Penny Lane", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Baby, You're a Rich Man" and "Hello, Goodbye". Release as a double EP will not take place in the UK until December.
The Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour" in the US as a full album. The songs added to the original six songs on the double EP include "All You Need Is Love", "Penny Lane", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Baby, You're a Rich Man" and "Hello, Goodbye". Release as a double EP will not take place in the UK until December.

Sunday, November 27, 1966

The Washington Redskins defeat the New York Giants 72–41 in the highest scoring game in NFL history.

Tuesday, November 27, 1962

French President Charles De Gaulle orders Georges Pompidou to form a government.

Sunday, November 27, 1949

Indonesia is recognized.

Saturday, November 27, 1948

The Calgary Steders defeat the Ottawa Rough Riders 12–7 before 20,013 fans at Toronto's Varsity Stadium to capture their first Grey Cup and complete the only perfect season to date in Canadian Football.

Thursday, November 27, 1947

In Paris, France, police occupy the editorial offices of the communist newspapers.

Wednesday, November 27, 1946

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.

Monday, November 27, 1944

RAF Fauld explosion: Between 3,450 and 3,930 tons (3,500 and 4,000 tonnes) of ordnance explodes at an underground storage depot in Staffordshire, England, leaving about 75 dead and a crater 120 metres (400 ft) deep and 1,200 metres (0.75 miles) across. The blast is one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history and the largest on UK soil.

Friday, November 27, 1942

WWII: At Toulon, the French navyscuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
Cocoanut Grove fire: A fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston, Massachusetts, kills 491.
The large-scale German pacification of the Zamojszczyzna region of Poland begins.

Thursday, November 27, 1924

A Soviet-backed communist coup attempt fails in Estonia.
George Gershwin's "Lady Be Good" and "Fascinating Rhythm" (book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson, lyrics by Ira Gershwin) premiere in New York, NY.

Wednesday, November 27, 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 his death.
December ndash 3,000 Armenians are burned alive in Urfa by Ottoman troops.

Wednesday, November 27, 1889

Tuesday, November 27, 1888

Delta Delta Delta was founded at Boston University.

Wednesday, November 27, 1872

American Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
Horace Greeley, President Ulysses S. Grant's opponent in the 1872 U.S. presidential election, dies. His electoral votes are divided among several candidates.
A meteor shower display is seen over France.

Friday, November 27, 1868

American Indian Wars ndash Battle of Washita River: In the early morning, United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on a band of Cheyenne living on reservation land with Chief Black Kettle, killing 103 Cheyenne.

Friday, November 27, 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.

Thursday, November 27, 1856

The Coup of 1856 leads to Luxembourg's unilateral adoption of a new, reactionary constitution, as King-Grand DukeWilliam III signs the new constitution without the Chamber of Deputies' consent.

Wednesday, November 27, 1839

Half of the Limburg province of Belgium is added to the Netherlands (since 1839 there is a Belgian Limburg and Dutch Limburg).
In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
Tanzimat starts in the Ottoman Empire.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, backed by the Russian Empire and the Austrian Empire, compels July Monarchy France to abandon Muhammad Ali of Egypt, and it forces him to return Syria and Arabia to the Ottoman Empire.
Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia is founded.
The Anti-Corn Law League is founded in Manchester.
Michael Faraday publishes //www.gutenberg.org/files/14986/14986-8.txt Experimental Researches in Electricity clarifying the true nature of electricity.
An archaeological excavation on Copan begins.
The Chinese government dispatches Lin Zexu to Guangzhou.
The first parallax measurement of the distance to Alpha Centauri is published by Thomas Henderson.
In the United States, the first state law permitting women to own property is passed in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Emperor Minh Mạng renames Việt Nam to Đại Nam.

Friday, November 27, 1835

Two men John Smith en John Pratt were hanged in Newgate Prison in Londen after a conviction of sodomy. They were the last deadly victims of the judicial persecution of homosexual men in Engeland.See //www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/newgate.html 2012

Thursday, November 27, 1766

An observer in New York City, in the Province of New York reports to the "Pennsylvania Gazette" that a British Sloop of War is searching all vessels passing near Cape Lookout, North Carolina and that some vessels have been seized.

Thursday, November 27, 1727

An old woman known as Janet (Jenny) Horne of Loth, Sutherland, becomes the last alleged witch in the British Isles to be executed when she is burned at the stake in Dornoch, Scotland.
1727ndash1800 ndash Lt. Col. Francisco de Mello Palheta smuggles coffee seeds to Brazil in a bouquet, starting a coffee empire.
The first Amish move to North America.
The foundation stone to the Jerusalem's Church in Berlin is laid.

Monday, November 27, 1679

Aurangzeb reimposes jizya.
A fire in Boston, Massachusetts, burns all of the warehouses, 80 houses, and all of the ships in the dockyards.
European explorers discover Niagara Falls.
The city of Duluth, Minnesota is founded.

Wednesday, November 19, 1382 (Julianian calendar)

Rana Lakha succeeds Rana Kshetra Singh as ruler of Mewar (now part of western India).
Winchester College is founded in England.
The Ottomans take Sofia from the Bulgarians.
Ahmad deposes his brother, Husain, as ruler of the Jalayirid dynasty in western Persia.
After a five year revolt, Berkuk deposes Hajji II as Mamluk Sultan of Egypt, marking the end of the Bahri dynasty and the start of the Burji dynasty.
Kęstutis, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, is taken prisoner by former Grand Duke Jogaila whilst meeting him to hold negotiations. Kęstutis is subsequently murdered and Jogaila regains rule of Lithuania.
Balša II of Zeta (now Montenegro) conquers Albania.
At the Battle of Roosebeke, a French army under Louis II of Flanders defeats the Flemings led by Philip van Artevelde.
John Wyclif's teachings are condemned by the Synod of London.
Konrad III Zöllner von Rotenstein succeeds Winrich von Kniprode as Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
Dawit I succeeds his brother, Newaya Maryam, as Emperor of Ethiopia.
Khan Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde overruns Moscow, as punishment for Grand Prince Dmitri Donskoi's resistance to Khan Mamai of the Blue Horde in the 1370s. Dmitri Donskoi pledges his loyalty to Tokhtamysh and is allowed to remain as ruler of MoscowVladimir.
Ibrahim I is selected to succeed Husheng as Shah of Shirvan (now Azerbaijan).

Tuesday, November 19, 1308 (Julianian calendar)

Henry VII, King of Germany, is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Wednesday, November 20, 1191 (Julianian calendar)

Eisai founds the Rinzai Zen sect in Japan.
The monks of Glastonbury Abbey dig up the remains of a large knight and a blonde woman and announce to have discovered the tomb of king Arthur and Queen Guinevere.

Wednesday, November 21, 1095 (Julianian calendar)

Overpopulation in France, according to Pope Urban II.
Pope Urban II preaches the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont Peter the Hermit begins to preach throughout France.

Friday, November 25, 511 (Julianian calendar)

The convent of Saint-Césaire is built in Arles.
King Theodoric the Great assumes the regency over Amalaric, his grandson and future king of the Visigothic Kingdom (approximate date).
First Council of Orléans: Clovis I convenes a synod of Gallic bishops to reform the Church and create a link between the Crown and the Catholic episcopate.
Macedonius II is deposed as patriarch of Constantinople and replaced by Timothy I.
King Clovis I dies at Paris ("Lutetia") at age 45 and is buried in the Abbey of St. Genevieve. The Merovingian Dynasty is continued by his four sons — Theuderic I, Chlodomer, Childebert I and Chlothar I — who divide the Frankish Kingdom and rule from the capitals at Metz, Orléans, Paris and Soissons, respectively.
Aryabhata, Indian astronomer and mathematician, comes up with concepts of mathematical equations, one of which explains the rotation of the Earth on its axis. This concept is far ahead of its time and he is fairly accurate in his description of it. He also comes with a lot of other ideas about the Solar System but many of them are flawed because he considers the Earth to be the center of the universe, not the Sun. Aryabhata is often given credit for coming up with the number zero and using it as a placeholder.

Monday, November 26, 395 (Julianian calendar)

Augustine, age 40, becomes bishop of Hippo Regius (modern Algeria). His assignment is the reunification of the Roman Catholic Church in Africa, primarily focusing on the Donatist movement led by Primianus.
King Rudrasimha III, ruler of the Western Satraps (India), is defeated by the Gupta Empire.
The Huns begin their first large-scale attack on the Eastern Roman Empire. They invade Armenia, Cappadocia, and enter parts of Syria, threatening Antioch.
An estimated 330,000 acres of farmland lie abandoned in Cania (southern Italy), partly as a consequence of malaria from mosquitoes bred in swy areas, but mostly because imprudent agriculture has ruined the land.
Rufinus, praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Gothic mercenaries under Gainas.
Possible date that Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius published his "Saturnalia".

Wednesday, November 28, 176 (Julianian calendar)

Marcus Aurelius grants Commodus the rank of "Imperator" and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions.
Source: Wikipedia