Today In History

Today in History: Thursday, November  27, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.

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Audio LinkSupervisor Dianne Feinstein briefs reporters
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On this date in:
1901The Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
1910New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
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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.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Director-producer Kathryn Bigelow turns 63 years old today.
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Bill NyeTV personality59
William FichtnerActor58
Caroline KennedyDaughter of President John F. Kennedy57
Mike SciosciaBaseball manager56
Tim PawlentyFormer governor of Minnesota54
Robin GivensActress50
Jaleel WhiteActor38
Jimmy RollinsBaseball player36
Actress Alison Pill ("Newsroom") turns 29 years old today.
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SOURCE: The Associated Press