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Almanac

By The Associated Press

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2021. There are 34 days left in the year.

Todayís Highlight in History:

On Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mah-SKOHí-nee) and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White. (White served five years for manslaughter; he took his own life in October 1985.)

On this date:

In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.

In 1924, Macyís first Thanksgiving Day parade — billed as a ìChristmas Paradeî — took place in New York.

In 1942, during World War II, the Vichy French navy scuttled its ships and submarines in Toulon (too-LOHNí) to keep them out of the hands of German troops.

In 1953, playwright Eugene OíNeill died in Boston at age 65.

In 1962, the first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the companyís Renton Plant near Seattle.

In 1967, the Beatles album ìMagical Mystery Tourî was released in the United States by Capitol Records.

In 1970, Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest. In 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who’d resigned.

In 1998, answering 81 questions put to him three weeks earlier, President Bill Clinton wrote the House Judiciary Committee that his testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair was ìnot false and misleading.î

In 2000, a day after George W. Bush was certified the winner of Floridaís presidential vote, Al Gore laid out his case for letting the courts settle the nationís long-count election.

In 2007, a Somali immigrant (Nuradin Abdi) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall.

In 2015, a gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing three people and injuring nine. (Suspect Robert Dear was sent to a psychiatric hospital after being deemed incompetent for trial; he was charged in federal court after his prosecution in state court stalled.)

Ten years ago: In an unprecedented move against an Arab nation, the Arab League approved economic sanctions against Syria, to pressure Damascus to end its deadly suppression of an 8-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad.

Five years ago: President-elect Donald Trump claimed that ìmillionsî had voted illegally in the national election, scoffing at Hillary Clintonís nearly 2 million-vote edge in the popular vote and returning to his campaign mantra of a rigged race even as he prepared to enter the White House in less than two months.

One year ago: President Donald Trumpís legal team suffered another defeat as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaignís latest effort to challenge Pennsylvaniaís election results.

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