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Saturday, November 27, 2010

This Day in History: November 27

1901: The Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.

1910: New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.

1942: The French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis.

1953: Playwright Eugene O'Neill died at age 65.

1970: Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.

1973: The Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who'd resigned.

1978: San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk were shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.

1985: The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord, giving Dublin a consultative role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.

2002: U.N. specialists began a new round of weapons inspections in Iraq.

2008: Iraq's parliament approved a pact requiring all U.S. troops to be out of the country by Jan. 1, 2012.

2009: Golfer Tiger Woods crashed his SUV outside his Florida mansion, sparking widespread attention to reports of marital infidelity.

2009: Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced daughter Chelsea's engagement to longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky.


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