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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for November 27th

  • Year 25 » Luoyang is History of the Han Dynasty Reconsolidation under Guangwu or declared capital of the Eastern Han Dynasty by Emperor Guangwu of Han.
  • Year 176 » Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of "Imperator" and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions.
  • Year 395 » Rufinus (consul) Rufinus, Praetorian prefecture of the East praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Goths Gothic mercenaries under Gainas.
  • Year 511 » King Clovis I dies at Paris ("Lutetia") and is buried in the Abbey of St Genevieve. The Merovingian dynasty named Merovingian Dynasty is continued by his four sons — Theuderic I, Chlodomer, Childebert I and Chlothar I — who divide the Francia e.g Frankish
  • Year 602 » Emperor Maurice (emperor) known as Maurice is forced to watch his five sons be executed before being Decapitation e.g beheaded himself; their bodies are thrown into the sea and their heads are exhibited in Constantinople.
  • Year 1095 » Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
  • Year 1295 » The first elected representatives from Lancashire are called to Westminster by Edward I of England e.g King Edward I to attend what later became known as "Model Parliament called The Model Parliament".
  • Year 1703 » The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
  • Year 1807 » The Portuguese Royal Family History of Portugal (1777–1834) Napoleonic invasions called leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops.
  • Year 1810 » The Berners Street Hoax was perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London.
  • Year 1815 » Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland.
  • Year 1830 » St. Catherine Laboure experiences a vision of the Blessed Virgin standing on a globe, crushing a serpent with her feet, and emanating rays of light from her hands.
  • Year 1835 » James Pratt and John Smith are hanged in London; they are the last two to be executed for sodomy in England.
  • Year 1839 » In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
  • Year 1863 » American Civil War: Confederate States of America e.g Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the Confederate States of America named South.
  • Year 1863 » American Civil War: Battle of Mine Run United States called Union forces under General George Meade take up positions against troops led by Confederate States of America e.g Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
  • Year 1868 » American Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.
  • Year 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 he dies.
  • Year 1901 » The U.S. Army War College is established.
  • Year 1912 » Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
  • Year 1940 » World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Year 1942 » World War II: At Toulon, the French navy Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon or scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazism known as Nazi hands.
  • Year 1944 » World War II: RAF Fauld explosion An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump in Staffordshire kills seventy people.
  • Year 1954 » Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
  • Year 1963 » The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
  • Year 1965 » Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells President of the United States named U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of United States or American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
  • Year 1968 » Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball, for the Kentucky Colonels in an American Basketball Association known as ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.
  • Year 1973 » Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution known as Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On December 6, the United States House of Representatives call
  • Year 1975 » The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a news conference e.g press conference in which McWhirter had announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • Year 1978 » In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are Moscone-Milk assassinations known as assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
  • Year 1984 » Under the Brussels Agreement, 1984 e.g Brussels Agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain, the former agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty.
  • Year 1989 » Avianca Flight 203, a Boeing 727, explodes in mid-air over Colombia, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground. The Medellín Cartel will claim responsibility for the attack.
  • Year 1991 » The United Nations Security Council adopts United Nations Security Council Resolution 721 named Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia e.g Yugoslavia.
  • Year 1992 » For the second time in a year, Armed forces called military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andres Perez in Venezuela.
  • Year 1997 » Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • Year 2000 » In the Canadian federal election, 2000 named Canadian federal election the Liberal Party of Canada wins its third consecutive election with a gain in the number of its members.
  • Year 2001 » A hydrogen Celestial body atmosphere or atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris (planet) e.g Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
  • Year 2004 » Pope John Paul II returns the relics of John Chrysostom or Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • Year 2005 » The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
  • Year 2006 » The House of Commons of Canada Canadian House of Commons approves a motion tabled by Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Stephen Harper recognizing Québécois nation motion the Québécois as a nation within Canada.
  • Year 2009 » 2009 Nevsky Express bombing: A bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, derailing it and causing 28 deaths and 96 injuries.

World History for the Month of November