November 27 is the 331st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 34 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 27th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 27th in history!
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- National Pins And Needles Day
- International Aura Awareness Day
- Small Business Saturday
What Happened On This Day – November 27
2005: World’s first successful partial face transplant
Drs Bernard Devauchelle, Benoit Lengelé, and Jean-Michel Dubernard used donor tissue to reconstruct the face of Isabelle Dinoire in Amiens, France. Isabelle Dinoire’s face had been mauled by a dog.
2001: Hubble detects the first planetary atmosphere outside the Solar System
The space telescope detected sodium on HD 209458 b, an exoplanet also known as Osiris. Belonging to a class of planets called hot Jupiter, because they are similar in size to Jupiter. Unlike Jupiter, however, these planets orbit very close to their stars and consequently have very high temperatures on their surfaces.
1989: World’s first living liver transplant
21-month old Alyssa Smith became the first person to receive a liver transplant from a living donor, her mother Teresa Smith at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The transplant occurred under the supervision of surgeons Christoph Broelsch, Richard Thistlethwaite, Thomas Heffron, and Jean Emond.
1978: Harvey Milk and George Moscone are assassinated
Milk was the first openly-gay person to be elected in local government in California. He and George Moscone, San Francisco’s mayor at the time, were killed by a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
1895: Alfred Nobel signs his last will
Alfred Nobel signed his last will which called for his estate and fortune that he made as the inventor of dynamite to be used for creating awards for those who contributed to the benefit of mankind. The will created 5 awards – in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace, and was signed in the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris.
1095: November 27, 1095, the first crusade: Pope Urban II called all Christians in Europe to go to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land.
In the late 11th century, the Turks threatened to invade the Byzantine Empire and take Constantinople. Byzantine Emperor Alexius I asked Urban for help. Wanting to reunite the Church under him by helping the Eastern churches in their time of need, Urban united Christian Europe under him as he fought to take back the Holy Land from the Turks.
Births On This Day, November 27
1960: Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian politician, Prime Minister of Ukraine
1955: Bill Nye, American engineer, educator, television host
1951: Kathryn Bigelow, American director
1942: Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer
1940: Bruce Lee, American actor, martial artist
Deaths On This Day, November 27
1978: Harvey Milk, American lieutenant, politician, activist
1967: Léon M’ba, Gabonese politician, 1st President of Gabon
1953: Eugene O’Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate
1895: Alexandre Dumas, fils, French author
1852: Ada Lovelace, English mathematician