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This Day in History – November 27

This Day In History

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

1889 – 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady).

1901 – U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.

1910 – NY’s Penn Station opens as world’s largest railway terminal.

1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

1941 – Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP.

1945 – Gen. George Marshall named special US envoy to China.

1948 – Honda 1st opens in America.

1956 – 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers.

1960 – CBS radio cancels “Have Gun Will Travel”

1962 – 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place.

1973 – US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls

1973 – US Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President.

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

1989 – US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space.

1991 – “Peter Pan” opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances.

1997 – Lion’s Barry Sanders becomes NFL’s 2nd all-time rusher.

2009 – 74th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 26-21 in Auburn.

2013 – Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour’s Player of the Year for the 11th time.

2013 – “Frozen”, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released.

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