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November 27th History

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November 27th In Pop Culture History

1703 - The first Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.

1826 - Chemist John Walker invented the friction match in England.

1834 - The direct current (DC) electric motor was invented by Thomas Davenport.

1896 - Also sprach Zarathoustra by Richard Strauss was first performed.

1910 - Pennsylvania Station opened, called so because the Pennsylvania Railroad trains began using it November 27, 1910.

1924 - Macy's department store held its first Thanksgiving Day parade down a two-mile stretch of Broadway in New York City.

1952 - CBS began broadcasting the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

1965 - Author Ken Kesey's first 'Acid Test' (parties he had where people experimented with LSD) was on November 27th, 1965 in Santa Cruz, California and featured a live performance by a band called The Warlocks. They later changed their name to the Grateful Dead.

1973 - The US Senate approved Gerald R. Ford as the US' 40th vice president, after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew, who plead guilty to income tax evasion.

1975 - Guinness Book of Records co-founder and editor Ross McWhirter was shot dead outside his North London home. Police believe it was an IRA hit.

November 27, 1977 - The Hobbit animated film aired on NBC.

1978 - The White Shadow premiered on CBS.

1980 - Bosom Buddies premiered on ABC.

1982 - #1 Hit November 27, 1982 - December 10, 1982: Lionel Richie - Truly

2004 - Pope John Paul II returned the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

2005 - 13-year-old bat mitzvah Elizabeth Brooks had 50 Cent & Aerosmith perform at her celebration at New York's Rainbow Room.

2011 - Mexico City briefly held the world record of having the largest "zombie walk" in the world after almost 10,000 people dressed as zombies paraded through the city. Several walks have beaten that record.

2013 - Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, was released.

November 27th
Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words...

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970, Age 27)
Michael Vartan (1968)
Bill Nye (1955)
Jaleel White (1976)
Bruce Lee (1940)
Eddie Rabbitt (1941)
Brooke Langton (1970)
"These are the good kind of mushrooms."
I will be dead in five years' time, but while I am here, I will travel many highways and I will, of necessity, die at a time when my message of love, peace, and freedom can be shared with people all over the world.

Once you're dead, you're made for life.
-Jimi Hendrix

"Try things then clean up after yourself. Then try some more things and clean that up too."
-Bill Nye
First of all, the word superstar really turns me off -- and I'll tell you why. The word "star" man, it's an illusion. it's something what the public calls you. You should look upon oneself as an actor, man. I mean you would be very pleased if somebody said (punches his fist into his open hand) "man, you are a super actor!" it is much better than, you know, superstar.
-Bruce Lee

 



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