Thursday, November 27, 2014

History for November 27

History for November 27 -
"Buffalo" Bob Smith 1917, Bruce Lee 1940, Jimi Hendrix 1942 - Musician 

1701 - Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer. 

1779 - The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America. 

1910 - New York's Pennsylvania Station opened. 

1973 - The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew. 

1978 - San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor. 

1989 - 107 people were killed when a bomb destroyed a Colombian jetliner minutes after the plane had taken off from Bogota's international airport. Police blamed the incident on drug traffickers. 

1991 - The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that led the way for the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in Yugoslavia. 

1992- In Venezuela, rebel forces tried but failed to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time in ten months.

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