About November 27

November 27, 2021 is the 331st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 34 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 66 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 27

  • 395
    Rufinus, praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Gothic mercenaries under Gainas.
  • 1095
    Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
  • 1727
    The foundation stone to the Jerusalem’s Church in Berlin is laid.
  • 1830
    St. Catherine Laboure 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.
  • 1839
    In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
  • 1868
    Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River – United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.
  • 1886
    German judge Emil Hartwich sustains fatal injuries in a duel, which would become the background for “Effi Briest”, a classic work of German literature.
  • 1901
    The U.S. Army War College is established.
  • 1942
    World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
  • 1944
    World War II: An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire kills seventy people.
  • 1965
    Vietnam 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.
  • 1971
    The Soviet space program’s Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.
  • 1978
    In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
  • 1978
    The Kurdish party PKK is founded in the city of Riha (Urfa) in Turkey.
  • 1983
    Avianca Flight 011, a Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid’s Barajas Airport, killing 181.
  • 1991
    The United Nations Security Council adopts Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.
  • 1997
    Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • 2001
    A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
  • 2006
    The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s motion to declare Quebec a nation within a unified Canada.
  • 2009
    A bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, derailing it and causing 28 deaths and 96 injuries.

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