Today in History: November 27

Today in History: November 27

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0043

Octavian, Antony and Lepidus form the triumvirate of Rome.

0511

Clovis, king of the Franks, dies and his kingdom is divided between his four sons.

1095

In Clermont, France, Pope Urbana 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 Beresina River in Russia collapses during a Russian artillery barrage.

1826

Jebediah 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 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 President of the United States, following President Richard Nixon's resignation; the House will confirm Ford on Dec. 6.

1978

Kurdistan Workers' Party (Parti Karkerani Kurdistan, or PKK) founded; militant group that fought an armed struggle for an independent Kurdistan.

1978

San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the city's first openly gay supervisor, assassinated by former city supervisor Dan White.

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.