On This Day In History, 27 November

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World Events Today

  • At the Council of Claremont in France, orders for the First Crusade, were given by Pope Urban II today in 1095
  • Nobel Prizes were established when the Swede Alfred Bernhard Nobel signed his last will today in 1895, it stated that his fortune, be used to create a series of prizes for those who confer the greatest benefit on mankind
  • The Russian probe, Mars 2, crash landed on the planet Mars today in 1971, the first official physical contact with the planet

Entertainment Events Today

  • The original silent adventure romance movie, The Mark of Zorro, was released today in 1920
  • Walt Disney’s 3D computer-animated musical fantasy movie Frozen, went on general release today in 2013, it won two Academy Awards
  • After getting engaged earlier in the month, Clarence house announced today in 2017, that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in the Spring of 2018

Family Events Today

  • The Swedish astronomer, physicist and mathematician Anders Celsius, the man who came up with the Celsius temperature scale which bears his name, was born today in 1701 in Uppsala
  • Lee Jun-fan, better known as the actor Bruce Lee, was born today in 1940 in San Francisco, he died aged just 32
  • Johnny Allen Hendrix, better known as the American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jimi Hendrix, was born today in 1942 in Seattle

Main Event Today

  • The majority of the French naval fleet, over 70 vessels, was destroyed today in 1942, to prevent it falling into the hands of the Nazi German army

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

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