Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Today in History....November 27

* 1901, U.S. Army War College is established

* 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad began service at New York's Pennsylvania Station.

* 1924, in New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held

* 1934, bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI

* 1945, General George C. Marshall was named special U.S. envoy to China to try to end hostilities between the Nationalists and the Communists

* 1954, Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury

* 1960, Gordie Howe was the first player to reach the NHL landmark of 1000 points

* 1964, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appeals to the United States and the Soviet Union to end nuclear testing and to start nuclear disarmament, stating that such an action would "save humanity from the ultimate disaster"

* 1965, during the Vietnam War, the Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations were to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000

* 1973, the Twenty-fifth Amendment in practice, when the United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35)

* 1990, the British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

* 1991, the United Nations Security Council adopts UN Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia

* 1997, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York was marred when a gust of wind knocked part of a lamppost onto a 34-year-old woman, fracturing her skull and leaving her in a coma for almost a month

* 2001, a hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet

* 2002, President Bush appointed former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to lead an investigation into why the government failed to foil the Sept. 11 attacks. (The following month, Kissinger stepped down, citing controversy over potential conflicts of interest with his business clients.) ALSO: Bush gave the go-ahead to open U.S. highways to Mexican trucks.

* 2005, the first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France


At 3:23 AM, Blogger 日月神教-任我行 said...



Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home