November 27 – Historical Events

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  1. 25Luoyang is declared capital of the Eastern Han dynasty by Emperor Guangwu of Han.
  2. 176 – Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of “Imperator” and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions.

1957 Syria  –  Soviet Union Supplying Arms 27th September 1957 : Calls by US and British members of the United Nations concerning the arms the Soviet Union is supplying to Syria have been called into question by the Russian Delegation who are asking if that is a problem why have the US and UK been selling arms to Syria for the last two years, both governments declined to comment.

1971 Soviet Russia :  The Mars program was a series of unmanned spacecraft launched by the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1973. The spacecraft were intended to explore Mars, and included flyby probes, landers and orbiters.Early Mars spacecraft were small, and launched  by Molniya rockets. Starting with two failures in 1969, the heavier Proton-K rocket was used to launch larger 5 tonne spacecraft, consisting of an orbiter and a lander to Mars. The orbiter bus design was likely somewhat rushed into service and immature,[citation needed] considering that it performed very reliably in the Venera variant after 1975. This reliability problem was common to much Soviet space hardware from the late 1960s and early 1970s and was largely corrected with a deliberate policy, implemented in the mid-1970s, of consolidating (or “debugging”) existing designs rather than introducing new ones. The names of the “Mars” missions do not need to be translated, as the word “Mars” is spelled and pronounced approximately the same way in English and Russian.


1964 U.S.  U.S.A : . The Warren commission 27th Sept. 1964 : The Warren commission released its report with their official conclusions on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. “Lee Harvey Oswald, hostile to his world and hungry for fame, assassinated President John F. Kennedy and shot his way to infamy without the help of any conspiracy.

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1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead
The BBC TV presenter and co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records is killed outside his home.


General Charles de Gaulle (copyright: AP)1967: De Gaulle says ‘non’ to Britain – again
The French President, Charles de Gaulle, says he will veto Britain’s application to join the Common Market for a second time.


Damilola Taylor2000: Schoolboy Damilola Taylor dies in stabbing
A 10-year-old schoolboy dies after being stabbed in the leg by a gang of hooded attackers near his home.


John Major1990: Tories choose Major for Number 10
John Major wins the Conservatives’ leadership elections, becoming Britain’s new prime minister.


Flooding in Somalia 19611961: RAF flies aid to flood-stricken Somalia
The Royal Air Force begins airlifts of supplies to the desperate flood victims in Somalia.


1985: Kinnock moves against Militant
The Liverpool district Labour Party is suspended by its national leadership after allegations that the socialist group Militant Tendency is operating within it.
 Around this Day
Today in History: Saturday, November  26, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On Nov. 26, 1950, China entered the Korean War, launching a counter-offensive against soldiers from the United Nations, the United States and South Korea.
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1789A day of thanksgiving was set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
1825The first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
1832Public streetcar service began in New York City.
1940The half million Jews of Warsaw, Poland, were forced by the Nazis to live within a walled ghetto.
1942“Casablanca,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York.
1942President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing.
1949India adopted a constitution as a republic within the British Commonwealth.
1973President Richard Nixon’s personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she’d accidentally caused part of the 18 1/2-minute gap in a key Watergate tape.

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1975A federal jury found Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, guilty of trying to assassinate President Gerald R. Ford.
1992Britain announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income, and would take her children off the public payroll.
2000Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified Republican George W. Bush the winner over Democrat Al Gore in the state’s presidential balloting by 537 votes.
2008Terrorists launched commando-style attacks on two luxury hotels, a Jewish center and a crowded train station in Mumbai, India, killing 166 people.
2009An investigation ordered by Ireland’s government found that Roman Catholic Church leaders in Dublin had spent decades sheltering child-abusing priests from the law and that most fellow clerics turned a blind eye.
2010Nineteen-year-old Somali-born Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested by federal agents during a sting in Portland, Ore., accused of planning to detonate van of explosives during Christmas tree lighting ceremony


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