The following events took place on November 27. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 50 events. Showing 1 - 30.
- 25Luoyang is declared capital of the Eastern Han dynasty by Emperor Guangwu of Han.
- 176Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of “Imperator” and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions.
- 395Rufinus, praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Gothic mercenaries under Gainas.
- 511King Clovis I dies at Paris (“Lutetia”) and is buried in the Abbey of St Genevieve. The Merovingian dynasty is continued by his four sons, Theuderic I, Chlodomer, Childebert I and Chlothar I, who divide the Frankish Kingdom and rule from the capitals at Metz, Orléans, Paris and Soissons.
- 602Emperor Maurice is forced to watch his five sons be executed before being beheaded himself; their bodies are thrown into the sea and their heads are exhibited in Constantinople.
- 1095Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
- 1703The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
- 1727The foundation stone to the Jerusalem Church in Berlin is laid.
- 1807The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops.
- 1810The Berners Street hoax was perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London.
- 1815Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland.
- 1830Saint Catherine Labouré experiences a vision of the Blessed Virgin standing on a globe, crushing a serpent with her feet, and emanating rays of light from her hands.
- 1835James Pratt and John Smith are hanged in London; they are the last two to be executed for sodomy in England.
- 1839In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
- 1856The Coup of 1856 leads to Luxembourg’s unilateral adoption of a new, reactionary constitution.
- 1863American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South.
- 1863American Civil War: Battle of Mine Run: Union forces under General George Meade take up positions against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
- 1868American Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River: United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.
- 1886German judge Emil Hartwich sustains fatal injuries in a duel, which would become the background for Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest.
- 1895At the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
- 1901The U.S. Army War College is established.
- 1912Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
- 1924In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
- 1940In Romania, the ruling Iron Guard fascist party assassinates over 60 of arrested King Carol II of Romania’s aides and other political dissidents, including former Prime Minister Nicolae Iorga.
- 1940World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.
- 1942World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
- 1944World War II: RAF Fauld explosion: An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump in Staffordshire kills seventy people.
- 1954Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
- 1963The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
- 1965Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
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