On this Day in History, November 27

November 27 is the 331st day of the year and the 332nd day of a leap year. We bet, you’re just about to confirm these numbers.

Well, there are several events that happened on this day in history. We have compiled some of them, read on!

  • 1901 – The U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
  • 1919 – Ignacy Jan Paderewski resigned as Polish Prime Minister.
  • 1932Poland & USSR signed a non-aggression treaty.
  • 1945 – General George C. Marshall was named special U.S. envoy to China by President Harry S. Truman to try to end hostilities between the Nationalists and the Communists.
  • 1948 – Honda opened for the first time in America.
  • 1960 – Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, was born.
  • 1962 – The first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company’s plant in Renton, Wash.
  • 1962 – US performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 1966 – Uruguay adopted a constitution.
  • 1967 – Léon M’ba, the first president of Gabon, was born.
  • 1967 – French President Charles de Gaulle said ‘Non!’ to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time.
  • 1970 – Pope Paul VI was wounded in the chest during a visit to the Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
  • 1971 – Soviet Mars 2 became the 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars.
  • 1989 – The world’s first living liver transplant was performed.
  • 1989 – A bomb blamed on drug traffickers destroys a Colombian Avianca Boeing 727, killed all 107 people on board and three people on the ground.
  • 2005Doctors performed the world’s first successful partial face transplant.
  • 2008 – Iraq’s parliament approved a pact requiring all U.S. troops to be out of the country by Jan. 1, 2012.
  • 2012 – The Eurozone announced that it will make loans of 43.7 billion euros to Greece.
  • 2017 – Pope Francis began a three-day trip to Myanmar, amid the Rohingya refugee crisis.
  • 2017 – Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement.

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