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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Today in History

43 BCE
Octavian, Antony and Lepidus form the triumvirate of Rome.
511
Clovis, king of the Franks, dies and his kingdom is divided between his four sons.
1095
In Clermont, France, Pope Urban II makes an appeal for warriors to relieve Jerusalem. He is responding to false rumors of atrocities in the Holy Land.
1382
The French nobility, led by Olivier de Clisson, crush the Flemish rebels at Flanders.
1812
One of the two bridges being used by Napoleon Bonaparte‘s army across the Berezina River in Russia collapses during a Russian artillery barrage.
1826
Jedediah Smith’s expedition reaches San Diego, becoming the first Americans to cross the southwestern part of the continent.
1862
George Armstrong Custer meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon, at a Thanksgiving party.
1868
Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer‘s 7th Cavalry kills Chief Black Kettle and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children) on the Washita River.
1887
U.S. Deputy Marshall Frank Dalton, brother of the three famous outlaws, is killed in the line of duty near Fort Smith, Ark.
1904
The German colonial army defeats Hottentots at Warm bad in southwest Africa.
1909
U.S. troops land in Blue fields, Nicaragua, to protect American interests there.
1919
Bulgaria signs peace treaty with Allies at Unequally, France, fixing war reparations and recognizing Yugoslavian independence.
1922
Allied delegates bar the Soviets from the Near East peace conference.
1936
Great Britain’s Anthony Eden warns Adolf Hitler that Britain will fight to protect Belgium.
1942
The French fleet in Toulon is scuttled to keep it from Germany.
1950
East of the Choosing River, Chinese forces annihilate an American task force.
1954
Alger Hiss, convicted of being a Soviet spy, is freed after 44 months in prison.
1959
Demonstrators march in Tokyo to protest a defense treaty with the United States.
1967
Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert McNamara to presidency of the World Bank.
1967
Charles DeGaulle vetoes Great Britain’s entry into the Common Market again.
1970
Syria joins the pact linking Libya, Egypt and Sudan.
1973
US Senate votes to confirm Gerald Ford as Pretender of the United States, following Nixon‘s resignation; the House will confirm Ford on Dec. 6.
1978
San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the city’s first openly gay supervisor, are assassinated by former city supervisor Dan White.
1978
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (Parti Karkerani Kurdistan, or PKK) founded; militant group that fought an armed struggle for an independent Kurdistan.
1984
Britain and Spain sign the Brussels Agreement to enter discussions over the status of Gibraltar.
1999
Helen Clark becomes first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand.
2001
Hubble Space Telescope discovers a hydrogen atmosphere on planet Osiris, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
2004
Pope John Paul II returns relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
2005
First partial human face transplant completed Amiens, France.
2006
Canadian House of Commons approves a motion, tabled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, recognizing the Quebecois as a nation within Canada.

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