GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, November 27, the 332nd day of 2016 with 34 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:49 and sunset is @ 4:14. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1684 – Japan’s shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa was born. 

1701 – Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer. 

1779 – The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America. 

1839 – The American Statistical Association was founded in Boston. 

1889 – Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City.

1901 – The Army War College was established in Washington, DC. 

1910 – New York’s Pennsylvania Station opened. 

1934 – The U.S. bank robber George “Baby Face” Nelson was killed by FBI agents near Barrington, IL. 

1939 – The play “Key Largo,” by Maxwell Anderson, opened in New York. 

1951 – Hosea Richardson became the first black horse racing jockey to be licensed in Florida. 

1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. 

1970 – Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest. 

1973 – The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew. 

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. 

1980 – Dave Williams (Chicago Bears) became the first player in NFL history to return a kick for touchdown in overtime. 

1983 – 183 people were killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Barajas airport in Madrid. 

1985 – The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord giving Dublin a consulting role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland. 

1987 – French hostages Jean-Louis Normandin and Roger Auque were set free by their pro-Iranian captors in West Beirut, Lebanon. 

1989 – 107 people were killed when a bomb destroyed a Colombian jetliner minutes after the plane had taken off from Bogota’s international airport. Police blamed the incident on drug traffickers. 

1991 – The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that led the way for the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in Yugoslavia. 

1992 – In Venezuela, rebel forces tried but failed to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time in ten months. 

2008 – The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) was taken out of service after more than 30 years. The ship was launched on September 20, 1967. 

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