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  • Federal Hall, New York, U.S.
    Friday Nov 27, 1789

    George Washington

    Thanksgiving

    Federal Hall, New York, U.S.
    Friday Nov 27, 1789

    Washington proclaimed November 26 as a day of Thanksgiving in order to encourage national unity. "It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor." He spent that day fasting and visiting debtors in prison to provide them with food and beer.




  • San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela
    Monday Nov 27, 1820

    Simón Bolívar

    Bolívar and Morillo met in San Fernando de Apure

    San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela
    Monday Nov 27, 1820

    Bolívar and Morillo met in San Fernando de Apure on 27 November, after which Morillo left Venezuela for Spain, leaving La Torre in command.




  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 27, 1895

    Alfred Nobel

    Nobel signed his last will

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 27, 1895

    On 27 November 1895, at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Nobel signed his last will and testament and set aside the bulk of his estate to establish the Nobel Prizes, to be awarded annually without distinction of nationality.




  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 27, 1895

    Nobel Prize

    Nobel's well

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 27, 1895

    Signing his well at the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris on 27 November 1895. To widespread astonishment, Nobel's last will specified that his fortune be used to create a series of prizes for those who confer the "greatest benefit on mankind" in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. Nobel bequeathed 94% of his total assets, 31 million SEK (US$186 million in 2008), to establish the five Nobel Prizes.




  • Sichuan, China
    Monday Nov 27, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    The Great Han Sichuan Military Government Was Established

    Sichuan, China
    Monday Nov 27, 1911

    By the 27th, the Great Han Sichuan Military Government was established, headed by revolutionary Pu Dianzun. Qing official Duan Fang would also be killed.




  • Toulon, France
    Friday Nov 27, 1942

    World War II

    Scuttling of the French fleet at Toulon

    Toulon, France
    Friday Nov 27, 1942

    The scuttling of the French fleet at Toulon was orchestrated by Vichy France on 27 November 1942 to prevent Nazi German forces from taking it over. The Germans began Operation Anton but the French naval crews used deceit to delay them until the scuttling was complete. Anton was judged a failure, with the capture of 39 small ships, while the French destroyed 77 vessels; several submarines escaped to French North Africa. It marked the end of Vichy France as a credible naval power.




  • Tehran, Iran
    Saturday Nov 27, 1943

    Josip Broz Tito

    The Tehran Conference

    Tehran, Iran
    Saturday Nov 27, 1943

    After the Partisans managed to endure and avoid these intense Axis attacks between January and June 1943, and the extent of Chetnik collaboration became evident, Allied leaders switched their support from Draža Mihailović to Tito. King Peter II, American President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill joined Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in officially recognising Tito and the Partisans at the Tehran Conference.


  • Chosin Reservoir, in present day Changjin County, South Hamgyong Province, North Korea
    Monday Nov 27, 1950

    Korean War

    The Battle of Chosin Reservoir

    Chosin Reservoir, in present day Changjin County, South Hamgyong Province, North Korea
    Monday Nov 27, 1950

    In the east on 27 November the PVA 9th Army Group initiated the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.


  • U.S.
    Monday Nov 27, 1950

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil was assigned to VF-51

    U.S.
    Monday Nov 27, 1950

    On November 27, 1950, he was assigned to VF-51, an all-jet squadron, becoming its youngest officer.


  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 27, 1955

    Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks attended a Mass Meeting at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 27, 1955

    In August 1955, black teenager Emmett Till was brutally murdered after reportedly flirting with a young white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi. On November 27, 1955, four days before she would make her stand on the bus, Rosa Parks attended a mass meeting at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery that addressed this case as well as the recent murders of the activists George W. Lee and Lamar Smith. The featured speaker was T. R. M. Howard, a black civil rights leader from Mississippi who headed the Regional Council of Negro Leadership.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 27, 2002

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    9/11 Commission

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 27, 2002

    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission), chaired by Thomas Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, was formed in late 2002 to prepare a thorough account of the circumstances surrounding the attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 27, 2012

    Visa Inc.

    Federal judge entered an order granting preliminary approval to a proposed settlement to a class-action lawsuit filed in 2005 by merchants and trade associations against Mastercard and Visa

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 27, 2012

    On November 27, 2012, a federal judge entered an order granting preliminary approval to a proposed settlement to a class-action lawsuit filed in 2005 by merchants and trade associations against Mastercard and Visa. The suit was filed due to alleged price fixing practices employed by Mastercard and Visa. About one quarter of the named class plaintiffs have decided to opt "out of the settlement". Opponents object to provisions that would bar future lawsuits and even prevent merchants from opting out of significant portions of the proposed settlement.


  • England
    Monday Nov 27, 2017

    Prince Harry

    The Engagement announcement

    England
    Monday Nov 27, 2017

    On 27 November 2017, Clarence House and Kensington Palace announced that Harry and The American actress Meghan Markle were engaged. The engagement announcement prompted much comment about the possible social significance of Meghan Markle becoming a mixed-race royal.


  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Monday Nov 27, 2017

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    His First Presidential Decree In Office

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Monday Nov 27, 2017

    His first presidential decree in office was made to confer the title of Hero of the Kyrgyz Republic to former president Atambayev.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Nov 27, 2017

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

    Engagment

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Nov 27, 2017

    Markle's engagement to Prince Harry was announced on November 27, 2017, by Clarence House and Kensington Palace. The announcement prompted generally positive comments about the possible social significance of a mixed-race member of the royal family. Markle announced that she would retire from acting, and began the process of becoming a British citizen.


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