11/27/2022 12:01:00 AM Today In History - November 27
Gerald R. Ford
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1895 Alfred Nobel's will established Nobel Prizes; in 1973 the U.S. Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as Vice President; and in 2013 Tiger Woods was named the PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1295 - English King Edward I calls what later became known as "The Model Parliament" extending the authorities of its representatives
1817 - US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
1826 - John Walker invents friction match in England
1868 - Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack
1870 - NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game"
1895 - Alfred Nobel's will establishes Nobel Prizes
1934 - Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.
1960 - Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points
1961 - Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
1970 - Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
1973 - Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as VP
1990 - British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader ( and hence as Prime Minister)
2004 - Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
2013 - Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time
2013 - "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released
1701 - Anders Celsius, Uppsala, Sweden, astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale)
1746 - Robert R. Livingston, US Founding Father, delivered oath of office to George Washington
1916 - Chick Hearn, American sportscaster (d. 2002)
1917 - "Buffalo" Bob Smith, Buffalo NY, TV host (Howdy Doody)
1940 - Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], San Francisco California, karate star/actor (Green Hornet)
1942 - Jimi Hendrix, Seattle Wash, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), (d. 1970)
1944 - Eddie Rabbitt, Brooklyn, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night)
1945 - Barbara Anderson, Bkln, actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible)
1945 - James Avery, Pughsville, Virginia, actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013)
1951 - Jayne Kennedy, Wash DC, sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul)
1951 - Kathryn Bigelow, San Carlos, California, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty)
1957 - Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg, attorney, JFK & Jackie's daughter
1973 - Samantha Harris, American model and host
1971 - MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City
1980 - British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)
1993 - Actress Teri Garr (44) weds building contractor John O'Neil (42) at the Twin Dolphins Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
2010 - US Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell (25) weds Melanie Juneau in Texas
2006 - "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married
2006 - Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage
8 - Horace, Roman poet, dies at 56
511 - Clovis, 1st King of France, dies at about 45
1895 - French writer and playwright Alexandre Dumas (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name
1934 - "Baby Face" Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26
1978 - Harvey Milk, first openly gay person to be elected to public office, assassinated by Dan White at 48
1986 - Steve Tracy, actor (Percival-Little House on Praire), dies at 61
1988 - Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
1988 - John Carradine, actor (Ten Commandments), dies of kidney failure at 82
1990 - David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), dies at 74
2007 - Robert Cade, American doctor and inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)
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