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This Day In History: Nov. 27

This Day in History

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.

Today's Birthdays

1746: Robert R. Livingston, diplomat and member of the Continental Congress (New York, NY; died 1813
1853: Bat Masterson, Western gambler/lawman/saloon keeper (Henryville, Quebec, Canada; died 1921)
1874: Charles A. Beard, historian (Knightstown, IN; died 1948). Chaim Weizmann, first prime minister of Israel (Pinsk, Byelorussia; died 1952)
1909: James Agee, poet/novelist (Knoxville, TN; died 1955)
1912: David Merrick, producer (St. Louis, MO; died 2000)
1917: "Buffalo Bob" Smith, TV personality (Buffalo, NY; died 1998)
1921: Alexander Dubcek, Czechoslovakian leader (Uhrocev, Slovakia; died 1992)
1942: Jimi Hendrix, musician/songwriter (Seattle, WA; died 1970)
1957: Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, author and daughter of President Kennedy (Boston, MA)
1976: Jaleel White, actor (Los Angeles, CA)

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