This Day in History

Today is Tuesday, November 27th, the 331st day of the year.  There are 34 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1901, the War Department authorized the creation of the Army War College in Leavenworth, Kansas.  The facility was established to train commissioned officers.

In 1910, New York's Pennsylvania Station opened as the world's largest railway terminal.

In 1934, noted gangster "Babyface" Nelson was shot and killed by FBI agents.  He was 25-years-old.

In 1951, the first ground-to-air missile was successfully tested at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico.

In 1955, the "Guinness Book of World Records" was published for the first time.

In 1983, stores across the country reported being swamped by sometimes-violent shoppers trying to buy the popular Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. 

In 1997, a 34-year-old woman was critically injured during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  The accident happened when high winds pushed the "Cat in the Hat" balloon into a lamppost, causing part of the lamppost to fall onto the woman's head.  She was in coma for nearly a month.

In 2000, actress Anne Barton died on this date after a bout with cancer.  She was 76.  Barton was best known for her role as Eddie Haskell's mother on TV's "Leave It To Beaver." 

In 2007, Sean Taylor of the NFL's Washington Redskins died one day after he was shot in his home in South Florida during an apparent home invasion-robbery attempt.  He was 24. 

In 2009, golf superstar Tiger Woods was taken to a hospital following a single-car accident near his home in Florida.  Woods was treated at a local hospital and released later that same day.  The accident later led to revelations of infidelity and eventually Woods' divorce from Elin Nordegren 

In 2011, Syracuse University fired assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine over allegations of sexual molestation involving several young men.  Fine was in the midst of his 36th season with the university when he was terminated. 

In 2015, a gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  A police officer and two civilians were killed, and nearly ten-others were injured.  The attacker, Robert Lewis Dear Jr., surrendered after a five-hour standoff.

In 2017, Prince Harry announced his engagement to American Actress Meghan Markle.

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