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This Day In History: Nov. 27

1095 The Crusades begin formally when Pope Urban II preaches a sermon in Clermont-Ferrand, France outlining his plan for a Crusade and calling on his listeners to join its ranks.
1919 The Treaty of Neuilly is signed between the Allies of World War I and defeated Bulgaria, which gives up territories to Yugoslavia, Greece, and Romania.
1965 Thousands of protesters demanding peace in Vietnam march in Washington, D.C.
1989 Millions of antigovernment protesters go on strike in Czechoslovakia, demanding free elections.
1991 As a result of a record number of savings and loan failures, Congress passes legislation authorizing $70 billion in additional borrowing authority for the FDIC.
1995 Pres. Bill Clinton asks for congressional and public support for the deployment of 20,000 U.S. troops in Bosnia.
2001 U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announces that more than 1,200 people -- mostly of Middle Eastern descent -- have been detained in the U.S. since the terrorist attacks of September 11th and that 650 are still in custody.
2002 U.N. teams begin inspections in Iraq seeking evidence of a program of weapons of mass destruction.


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