Today in History for 27th November 2019

Historical Events

1864 – 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia
1885 – 1st photograph of a meteor taken by Austro-Hungarian photographer Ladislaus Weinek in Prague
1941 – Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP
1961 – Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
1977 – “Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)” closes at Imperial NY after 66 performances
2005 – CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos beat Montreal Alouettes, 38-35; first time in 44 years Grey Cup goes into overtime

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Famous Birthdays

1801 – Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer
1874 – Chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman (1st President)
1944 – Martin Corbett, English gay rights activist (Gay Liberation Front, OutRage!), born in London (d. 1996)
1952 – Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)
1954 – Kimmy Robertson, American actress best known for her role as Lucy Moran in the TV series Twin Peaks
1970 – Todd Kelly, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)

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Famous Deaths

1198 – Queen Constance of Sicily, wife of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1154)
1474 – Guillaume Dufay, French/Flemish composer, dies at about 74
1916 – James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer, dies at 88
1973 – Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
1988 – Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess grand master, dies at 61
2008 – V.P. [Vishwanath Pratap] Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (1989-90), dies at 77

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