Today in history, Nov 27th!


Some of the great historical events that happened today in history, on November 27th!

1826 Jedediah Smith’s expedition reaches San Diego, becoming the first Americans to cross the southwestern part of the continent. Jebediah Smith 1826
1862 George Armstrong Custer meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon, at a Thanksgiving party. 
1868 Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer’s 7th Cavalry kills Chief Black Kettle and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children) on the Washita River.
1887 U.S. Deputy Marshall Frank Dalton, brother of the three famous outlaws, is killed in the line of duty near Fort Smith, Ark. U.S. Deputy Marshall Frank Dalton
1901 The Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
1904 The German colonial army defeats Hottentots at Warm bad in southwest Africa.
1909 U.S. troops land in Blue fields, Nicaragua, to protect American interests there.
1910 New York’s Pennsylvania Station opened.
1919 Bulgaria signs peace treaty with Allies at Unequally, France, fixing war reparations and recognizing Yugoslavian independence.
1922 Allied delegates bar the Soviets from the Near East peace conference.
1936 Great Britain’s Anthony Eden warns Hitler that Britain will fight to protect Belgium.
1942 The French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis. The French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis.
1950 East of the Choosing River, Chinese forces annihilate an American task force.
1953 Playwright Eugene O’Neill died at age 65.
1954 Alger Hiss, convicted of being a Soviet spy, is freed after 44 months in prison.
1959 Demonstrators march in Tokyo to protest a defense treaty with the United States.
1967 Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert McNamara to presidency of the World Bank.
1967 Charles DeGaulle vetoes Great Britain’s entry into the Common Market again.
1970 Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest. Pope Paul VI 1970s
1970 Syria joins the pact linking Libya, Egypt and Sudan.
1973 The Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who had resigned.
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. Tiger Woods cheated on his wife
2009 Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced daughter Chelsea’s engagement to longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky.

Today’s historical facts are from various sites including, but not limited too: the History Channel, The New York Times, WHG,, and On This Day blogs from my blogroll.