November 27 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1095 Pope Urban II preaches the west to wrestle control of the Holy land from the Seljuk Turks at the Council of Clermont, triggering the First Crusade

1295 English King Edward I calls what later became known as “The Model Parliament” extending the authorities of its representatives

1493 Christopher Columbus returns to La Navidad colony, finding it destroyed by the 1st native American uprising against Spanish rule. Taíno cacique Caonabo led his people to attack the settlement after the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed Columbus’s orders.

1807 Portuguese Royal Family and its court of nearly 15,000 people leave Lisbon for their colony of Brazil to escape invading Napoleonic troops

1895 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel‘s will establishes the Nobel Prize

Today’s Historical Events

176 Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of Imperator

399 St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1095 Pope Urban II preaches the west to wrestle control of the Holy land from the Seljuk Turks at the Council of Clermont, triggering the First Crusade

1237 Battle of Cortenuova: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II defeats the Second Lombard League

1295 English King Edward I calls what later became known as “The Model Parliament” extending the authorities of its representatives

1382 Battle of Westrozebeke/Roosebeke. French army defeats the Flemish army. Flemish leader Philip Van Artevelde killed and corpse displayed

1493 Christopher Columbus returns to La Navidad colony, finding it destroyed by the 1st native American uprising against Spanish rule. Taíno cacique Caonabo led his people to attack the settlement after the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed Columbus’s orders.

1495 Scottish king James IV receives Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English trone

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1911 Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US

1920 “The Mark of Zorro” directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York – 1st American superhero film

1952 KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

1960 CBS radio cancels “Have Gun Will Travel”

1961 KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1973 Neil Simon‘s play “Good Doctor” premieres in NYC

1977 “Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)” closes at Imperial NY after 66 performances

1986 Europa TV, a project of five European public service broadcasters ceases operations after exhausting its budget

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1843 Opera “Bohemian Girl” by Michael William Balfe with a libretto by Alfred Bunn first produced in London

1896 “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (Thus Spake Zarathustra) by Richard Strauss, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche‘s philosophical novel, debuts in Frankfurt

1903 Opera “Die Neugierigen Frauen” by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is produced in Munich

1919 Ignacy Jan Paderewski resigns as Polish Prime Minister

1926 Béla Bartók’s ballet “Miraculous Mandarin” premieres at the Cologne Opera, Germany, conducted by Eugen Szenkar

1937 Pro-labor musical revue “Pins & Needles” opens, produced by ILGWU

1954 “By the Beautiful Sea” closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 270 performances

1967 Jimi Hendrix headlines bill (including The Move and Pink Floyd) for 2 shows at Whitla Hall, Queens College, in Belfast – his only concerts in Ireland

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1870 The New York Times dubs baseball “The National Game”

1940 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)

1941 New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP, for the 2nd time

1943 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winnipeg RCAF Bombers, 23-14

1946 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2

1947 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote

1948 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7

1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract