Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 27

This is a list of selected November 27 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

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511 – Upon the death of Clovis, King of the Franks, Gaul was divided among his four sons: Theuderic, Chlodomer, Childebert, and Chlothar. refimprove section
1095 – At the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II called for the First Crusade, declaring holy war against the Muslims who had occupied the Holy Land and were attacking the Eastern Roman Empire. unreferenced section
1868American Indian Wars: George Armstrong Custer's 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked the encampment of Chief Black Kettle and the Cheyenne on the Washita River near present-day Cheyenne, Oklahoma. lead too short
1926 – Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, a recreation of a Colonial American city in the Historic Triangle on the Virginia Peninsula, began. lots of CN tags
1934 – American gangster Baby Face Nelson was shot dead by FBI agents outside Chicago. refimprove section
1940Second World War: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engaged the Regia Marina near Sicily. unreferenced section
1971 – The Soviet space orbiter Mars 2 became the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars when it malfunctioned and crashed onto the planet's surface. refimprove
1975 – Members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army assassinated Ross McWhirter, co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records, a few weeks after he offered a £50,000 reward for information leading to a conviction for several recent high-profile bombings that were publicly claimed by the IRA. refimprove
1978 – The Kurdistan Workers' Party, which has been in conflict with Turkey over the formation of an autonomous Kurdish state, was founded. unreliable sources
1978 – San Francisco mayor George Moscone and openly gay supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated by supervisor Dan White. lots of CN tags
2005 – French oral and maxillofacial surgeon Bernard Devauchelle performed the world's first partial face transplant on a living human, replacing Isabelle Dinoire's face, which had been mutilated by her dog. expansion


November 27

Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel

Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (b. 1635) · William Bliss Baker (b. 1859) · May Gibbs (d. 1969)

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