UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021

On Nov. 27, 1970, a man with a knife attempted to injure Pope Paul VI at Manila Airport in the Philippines.

By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021
Msgr. Pasquale Macci (C), private secretary to Pope Paul VI, pushes away a crew-cut, cassock-clad man (R) trying to attack the pope with a knife at the airport in Manila, Philippines, shortly after the Pope’s arrival on November 27, 1970. UPI File Photo | License Photo

Today is Saturday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2021 with 34 to follow.

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


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 in 1917; writer Gail Sheehy in 1937; 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; actor James Avery in 1945; film director Kathryn Bigelow in 1951 (age 70); actor Curtis Armstrong in 1953 (age 68); Bill Nye "The Science Guy," in 1955 (age 66); Caroline Kennedy, former ambassador and daughter of President John F. Kennedy, in 1957 (age 64); actor Fisher Stevens in 1963 (age 58); actor Robin Givens in 1964 (age 57); actor Jaleel White in 1976 (age 45); actor Aubrey Peeples in 1993 (age 28).

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.

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.


In 2020, prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated near Tehran.

A thought for the day: "I'm like an expensive menu ... you can look but you can't afford." -- Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova

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