domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011

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On This Day: November 27

Updated November 27, 2011, 1:28 PM
On Nov. 27, 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who'd resigned.
On Nov. 27, 1874, Chaim Weizmann, the Zionist leader and first president of the state of Israel, was born. Following his death on Sept. 9, 1952, his obituary appeared in The Times.

On This Date

1901The Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
1910New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
1942The French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis.
1953Playwright Eugene O'Neill died at age 65.
1970Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
1973The Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who had resigned.
1985The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord, giving Dublin a consultative role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.
2002U.N. specialists began a new round of weapons inspections in Iraq.
2008Iraq's parliament approved a pact requiring all U.S. troops to be out of the country by Jan. 1, 2012.
2009Golfer Tiger Woods crashed his SUV outside his Florida mansion, sparking widespread attention to reports of marital infidelity.
2009Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced daughter Chelsea's engagement to longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky.

Current Birthdays

Kathryn Bigelow, Director, producer
Director-producer Kathryn Bigelow turns 60 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini
Alison Pill, Actress
Actress Alison Pill turns 26 years old today.
AP Photo/Peter Kramer
1955Bill Nye, TV personality, turns 56
1956William Fichtner, Actor, turns 55
1957Caroline Kennedy, Daughter of President John F. Kennedy, turns 54
1958Mike Scioscia, Baseball manager, turns 53
1960Tim Pawlenty, Former governor of Minnesota, turns 51
1964Robin Givens, Actress, turns 47
1976Jaleel White, Actor, turns 35
1978Jimmy Rollins, Baseball player, turns 33

Historic Birthdays

42Anders Celsius 11/27/1701 - 4/25/1744
Swedish astronomer and inventor of the Celsius thermometer scale
66Robert Livingston 11/27/1746 - 2/26/1813
American landowner, politician and merchant
83Fanny Kemble 11/27/1809 - 1/15/1893
English author and actress
73Charles Beard 11/27/1874 - 9/1/1948
American historian
45James Agee 11/27/1909 - 5/16/1955
American writer
70Alexander Dubcek 11/27/1921 - 11/7/1992
Czech communist leader; initiated reforms put down by Soviets in 1968
50Benigno Aquino Jr. 11/27/1932 - 8/21/1983
Phillipine opposition leader under Pres. Ferdinand Marcos
27Jimi Hendrix 11/27/1942 - 9/18/1970
American rock guitarist
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