27 November
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Events of the day
365 โ€“ The Alamanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.
996 โ€“ Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrรฎchi (Austria in Old High German).
1179 โ€“ Philip II is crowned King of France.
1348 โ€“ The anti-royalist Union of Valencia attacks the Jews of Murviedro on the pretext that they are serfs of the King of Valencia and thus "royalists."
1512 โ€“ The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
1520 โ€“ The Strait of Magellan is discovered, the passage immediately south of mainland South America, connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first navigated by Ferdinand Magellan during the first global circumnavigation voyage.
1555 โ€“ French Huguenots establish the France Antarctique colony in present-day Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1604 โ€“ William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is presented for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
1611 โ€“ William Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Tempest is presented for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
1612 โ€“ (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
1683 โ€“ The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
1688 โ€“ William III of Orange sets out a second time from Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands to invade England, Scotland and Ireland from King James II of England during the Glorious Revolution.
1755 โ€“ Lisbon earthquake: In Portugal, Lisbon is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between sixty thousand and ninety thousand people.
1765 โ€“ The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the 13 colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.
1790 โ€“ Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster.
1800 โ€“ US President John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
1805 โ€“ Napoleon Bonaparte invades Austria during the War of the Third Coalition.
1814 โ€“ Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
1848 โ€“ In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, The Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.
1859 โ€“ The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse is lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.
1861 โ€“ American Civil War: US President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.
1870 โ€“ In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.
1876 โ€“ New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved.
1884 โ€“ The Gaelic Athletic Association is set up in Hayes's Hotel in Thurles, County Tipperary.
1886 โ€“ Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka is established with 37 students.
1894 โ€“ Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
1896 โ€“ A picture showing the unclad (bare) breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
1897 โ€“ The first Library of Congress building opened its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
1901 โ€“ Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
1911 โ€“ The first dropping of a bomb from an airplane in combat, during the Italo-Turkish War.
1914 โ€“ World War I: the first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.
1915 โ€“ Parris Island is officially designated a US Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
1916 โ€“ Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stรผrmer government.
1918 โ€“ Malbone Street Wreck: the worst rapid transit accident in US history occurs under the intersection of Malbone Street and Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, with at least 93 deaths.
1918 โ€“ Western Ukraine gains its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
1920 โ€“ American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
1922 โ€“ The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, abdicates.
1928 โ€“ The Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish Alphabet, replacing the version of the Arabic alphabet previously used, comes into force in Turkey.
1937 โ€“ Stalinists execute Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community.
1938 โ€“ Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.
1939 โ€“ The first rabbit born after artificial insemination is exhibited to the world.
1941 โ€“ American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
1942 โ€“ Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 4.
1943 โ€“ World War II: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
1943 โ€“ World War II: In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.
1944 โ€“ World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
1945 โ€“ The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.
1945 โ€“ Australia joins the United Nations.
1946 โ€“ The New York Knicks played against the Toronto Huskies at the Maple Leaf Gardens, in the first Basketball Association of America game. The Knicks would win 68โ€“66.
1948 โ€“ Off southern Manchuria, 6,000 people are killed as a Chinese merchant ship explodes and sinks.
1948 โ€“ Athenagoras I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is enthroned.
1950 โ€“ Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry S. Truman at Blair House.
1950 โ€“ Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
1951 โ€“ Operation Buster-Jangle: 6,500 American soldiers are exposed to 'Desert Rock' atomic explosions for training purposes in Nevada. Participation is not voluntary.
1952 โ€“ Operation Ivy โ€“ The United States successfully detonates the first large hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike" ["M" for megaton], in the Eniwetok atoll, located in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The explosion had a yield of 10 megatons.
1953 โ€“ Andhra Pradesh attained statehood on 1 November 1953, with Kurnool as its capital.
1954 โ€“ The Front de Libรฉration Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.
1955 โ€“ The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.
1956 โ€“ The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore state are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act.
1956 โ€“ In India, Kanyakumari district was joined to Tamilnadu state from Kerala.
1957 โ€“ The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.
1959 โ€“ Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante wears a protective mask for the first time in an NHL game.
1959 โ€“ In Rwanda, Hutu politician Dominique Mbonyumutwa is beaten up by Tutsi forces, leading to a period of violence known as the wind of destruction.
1960 โ€“ While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.
1961 โ€“ 50,000 women in 60 cities participate in the inaugural Women Strike for Peace (WSP) against nuclear proliferation.
1963 โ€“ The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
1966 โ€“ The New Orleans Saints football team is founded.
1968 โ€“ The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.
1970 โ€“ Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 146 young people.
1973 โ€“ Watergate Scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.
1973 โ€“ The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.
1981 โ€“ Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
1982 โ€“ Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
1993 โ€“ The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
2000 โ€“ Serbia joins the United Nations.

Holidays and observances

All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church. A holiday in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta (for schools only), Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
Andhra Pradesh Formation Day (Andhra Pradesh)
Christian Feast Day:
Benignus of Dijon
Caesarius of Africa
November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. (Mexico)
Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival (Bulgaria)
Haryana Foundation Day (Haryana)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Antigua and Barbuda from the United Kingdom in 1981.
Karnataka Foundation Day (Karnataka)
Kerala Foundation Day (Kerala)
National day (Algeria)
The first day of Samhain, officially started at Samhain Eve, at the sunset of October 31. (Gaels and Neopagans)
World Vegan Day (International)






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