Famous Events on this Day in History, November 27:399 - St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1095 - Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade
1237 - Battle of Cortenuova: Emperor Frederik II vs Lombardische steden
1295 - The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament".
1382 - Battle of Westrozebeke (French army beats Flemings-1,000s die)
1495 - Scottish king James IV receives bedrieger Perkin Warbeck
1582 - William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
1587 - Dutch County Groningen flood by dike break
1703 - The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
1798 - Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Peterburg jail
1807 - The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops
1815 - Cracow (Poland) declared a free republic
1815 - Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland
1817 - US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
1826 - John Walker invents friction match in England
1839 - American Statistical Association organizes in Boston
1843 - Opera "Bohemian Girl" is produced (London)
1863 - -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas
1863 - Battle of Payne's Farm, VA
1864 - 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia
1868 - Battle at Washita-Gen Custer defeats Cheyennes
1870 - NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game"
1877 - Burkina adopts its constitution
1885 - Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made
1889 - 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady)
1889 - Hermann Sudermann's "Ehre," premieres in Berlin
1890 - 1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation
1895 - Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel Prize
1896 - "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) debuts in Frankfurt
1898 - Side-wheeler "Portland" sinks off Cape Cod, 190 die
1901 - Army War College forms in Washington DC
1901 - Gerhart Hauptmanns "Der rote Hahn," premieres in Berlin
1901 - U.S. Army War College is established.
1903 - Opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich)
1910 - NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal
1911 - Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US
1912 - Albanian National Flag adopted
1912 - Spanish protectorate in Morocco forms
1914 - 1st women elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire UK)
1919 - Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria
1924 - 57,000 watch a High School football game (LA & Polytechnic tie 7-7)
1924 - In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
1925 - German Parliament ratifies treaty of Locarno
1926 - 110,000 watch Army & Navy play a 21-all tie
1926 - Béla Bartoks ballet "Miraculous Mandarin," premieres in Keulen
1926 - Italian & Albania sign peace treaty
1926 - KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
1926 - Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins
1931 - 1st Test Cricket match at the Gabba Bradman scores 200 on 1st day
1932 - Poland & USSR signs non-attack treaty
1934 - Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.
1937 - Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
1939 - Maxwell Anderson's "Key Largo," premieres in NYC
1940 - 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)
1940 - Nazis signs Technical Hague court Delft
1941 - British 13th Army corp reaches Tobruk
1941 - Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP
1941 - USSR begins a counter offensive causes Germany to retreat
1942 - Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ
1942 - French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis don't take them
1942 - Tito appoints Anti fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia
1943 - 31st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winn Bombers, 23-14
1943 - Conference of Teheran (Churchill-Roosevelt-Stalin)
1944 - 3,500-40,00 ton explosive, explodes in Staffordshire, 68 killed
1944 - US 121st Infantry regiment opens assault on Hurtgen
1945 - Gen George C Marshall named special US envoy to China
1945 - Hannie Buy buried in presence of Queen Wilhelmina
1945 - Trial against NSB-leader Mussert begins
1945 - Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft re-buried in presence of Queen Wilhelmina
1946 - English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
1947 - Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
1948 - 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
1948 - Honda 1st opens in America
1950 - Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
1950 - Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
1951 - 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
1951 - Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon Korea
1952 - KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
1954 - "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 270 perfs
1954 - 42nd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
1954 - Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
1956 - F Goodrich & A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Neth
1957 - Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration
1958 - USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
1960 - CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel"
1960 - Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast
1960 - Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points
1960 - Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo
1960 - Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
1961 - Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
1961 - KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1962 - 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
1962 - Sumner Arthur Long's "Never Too Late," premieres in NYC
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
1965 - 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Wash DC
1965 - 1st French satellite launched, France becomes 3rd nation in space
1965 - 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16
1966 - In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
1966 - Uruguay adopts constitution
1967 - Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
1967 - Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price
1970 - Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year
1970 - George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"
1970 - Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
1970 - Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
1971 - Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
1972 - Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
1972 - Yanks trade Ellis, Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses
1973 - Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year
1973 - Neil Simon's "Good Doctor," premieres in NYC
1973 - Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as VP
1974 - Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
1975 - Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
1975 - The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
1976 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
1976 - Miss Teenage America Pageant
1977 - "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 perf
1977 - 65th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6
1978 - Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 183
1979 - 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG
1980 - Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
1982 - 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
1982 - Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
1983 - 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
1983 - Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 185
1983 - Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India
1985 - Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
1985 - Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
1987 - "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
1987 - Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset England
1988 - 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21
1989 - Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107
1989 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 - George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" & "Poor Little Girl"
1989 - Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay
1989 - US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space
1990 - Britain's conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher
1991 - "Peter Pan" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
1991 - Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela sentenced to 2 years (Cuba)
1991 - Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ
1992 - Howard Stern Interview premieres on E! Network
1992 - Part of Vienna Hofburg destroyed by fire
1993 - Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)
1993 - India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12
1993 - Lisa Hanna, 18, of Jamaica, crowned 43rd Miss World
1994 - 82nd CFL Grey Cup: British Columbia Lions defeat Balt Stallions, 26-23
1994 - Fire in disco in Fuxin, North-China, 233 killed
1994 - Julio Maria Sanguinetti elected president of Uruguay
1997 - Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
1997 - Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
1999 - The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
2001 - A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
2004 - New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
2004 - Pope John Paul II returned the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
2005 - The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
2005 - President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, in power since 1967 and the longest-serving head of state in the world, was re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term.
2006 - The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.
2006 - Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigned from his position as lifetime senator.