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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27 - The Day in History

November 27 : General Interest
1095: Pope Urban II orders first Crusade

On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II makes perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land, with a cry of "Deus vult!" or "God wills it!'... read more

American Revolution
1746 : "The Chancellor" is born

2007 : Indy 500 champ Hélio Castroneves wins "Dancing with the Stars"

Civil War
1863 : John Hunt Morgan escapes from the Ohio Penitentiary

Cold War
1954 : Alger Hiss released from prison

1978 : San Francisco leaders George Moscone and Harvey Milk are murdered

1703 : Freak storm dissipates over England

General Interest
1940 : Iron Guard massacres former Romanian government
1957 : Nehru appeals for disarmament

1940 : Bruce Lee born

1786 : Robert Burns postpones emigration to Jamaica

1942 : Jimi Hendrix born
2005 : Aerosmith and 50 Cent headline a $10 million bar mitzvah

Old West
1868 : Custer massacres Cheyenne on Washita River

1911 : White House housekeeper frets over presidential waistline

1965 : Gordie Howe scores his 600th goal

Vietnam War
1965 : Pentagon calls for troop increase
1970 : South Vietnamese forces attacked near Cambodian border

World War I
1914 : Hindenburg celebrates Warsaw campaign

World War II
1942 : French scuttle their fleet


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