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November 27: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On November 27, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. Sagittarius rules the 27th of November. Bruce Lee (1940), Jimi Hendrix (1942), and Rachida Dati (1965) were all born on this day.

Event

(November 27, 1874)
Chaim Weizmann, Israel's first president and the founder of the World Zionist Organization, is born. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(November 27, 1895)
On this day in 1895, the Nobel Prizes were established by Alfred Bernhard Nobel, a Swedish chemist, inventor, and manufacturer who produced dynamite and other, more powerful explosives. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 27, 1924)
The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was conducted in New York City, and it quickly became an American tradition, especially for its massive balloons. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 27, 1951)
Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win an Oscar for best director for The Hurt Locker (2008), was born in San Carlos, California, U.S. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 27, 1953)
Eugene O'Neill, author of Long Day's Journey into Night and playwright, died at the age of 65. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(November 27, 2014)
P.D. James, the British mystery novelist who acquired the moniker "Queen of Crime" for her 14 novels featuring the fictional investigator Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard, died in Oxford, England. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on November 27, 2020)
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iranian nuclear scientist (b. 1958).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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