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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

On Nov. 27, 1978, a former San Francisco official killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay official elected in California.

By United Press International
On November 27, 1978, a former San Francisco official killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay official elected in California. File Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/3b4a24378ab31deebf8276c062f9be23/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
On November 27, 1978, a former San Francisco official killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay official elected in California. File Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo

Today is Monday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2018 with 34 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer/inventor of the centigrade thermometer, in 1701; Filipino pediatrician Fe del Mundi, first woman admitted to Harvard Medical School, in 1911; entertainer "Buffalo Bob" Smith (Howdy Dowdy) in 1917; writer Gail Sheehy in 1937 (age 81); actor/martial arts star Bruce Lee in 1940; singer Eddie Rabbitt in 1941; Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Henry Carr in 1941; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Jimi Hendrix in 1942; film director Kathryn Bigelow in 1951 (age 67); Bill Nye "The Science Guy," in 1955 (age 63); Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, in 1957 (age 61); actor James Avery in 1945; actor Curtis Armstrong in 1953 (age 65); actor Fisher Stevens in 1963 (age 55); actor Robin Givens in 1964 (age 54); actor Jaleel White in 1976 (age 42); actor Aubrey Peeples in 1993 (age 25).

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On this date in history:

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In 1901, the U.S. War Department authorized creation of the Army War College to instruct commissioned officers. It was built in Leavenworth, Kan.

In 1924, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York.

In 1940, two months after Gen. Ion Antonescu seized power in Romania and forced King Carol II to abdicate, more than 60 aides of the exiled king, including Nicolae Iorga, a former minister and acclaimed historian, were executed.

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In 1970, a man with a knife attempted to injure Pope Paul VI at Manila Airport in the Philippines.

In 1978, a disgruntled former San Francisco official shot and killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay official elected in California.

In 1989, Virginia certified Douglas Wilder as the first elected U.S. African-American governor by a margin of 0.38 percent of the vote.

In 1992, a fire destroyed parts of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, threatening the famous Lipizzaner stallions.

In 2003, U.S. President George W. Bush arrived in Iraq under the cover of darkness in a surprise visit to U.S. forces in Baghdad. The president mingled with troops gathered in a hangar for Thanksgiving dinner and joined the serving line, dishing out corn and sweet potatoes. Bush's 2 1/2 hour stay marked the first time a U.S. president traveled to Iraq.

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In 2009, golf superstar Tiger Woods was treated and released at a hospital after his car slammed into a fire hydrant and tree near his home in suburban Orlando, Fla. Police said Woods was unconscious and they were told his wife smashed a window with a golf club to pull him from the car.

In 2012, seven people stripped naked in U.S. House Speaker John Boehner's office to protest potential funding cuts for AIDS research. Three of the protesters, all women, were charged with lewd and indecent acts.

In 2015, a gunman was arrested following a shootout at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo. The incident left three dead, including a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police officer.

In 2017, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement. The two married on May 19 and officially became the duke and duchess of Sussex.


A thought for the day: "It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression." -- Harvey Milk

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