27 November

27 November

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Pins And Needles Day
  • International Aura Awareness Day
  • Small Business Saturday

Historic Events

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.

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.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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