Lost and Found – November 27th Edition

What to remember about November 27th…

  • 1746  American founding father Robert R. “R.R.” Livingston is born in New York; negotiator of Louisiana Purchase (d. 1813)
  • 1863  Confederate cavalry raider John Hunt Morgan breaks out of Ohio state prison and escapes to the South
  • 1924  1st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City
  • 1940  Martial-arts expert and actor Bruce Lee is born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
  • 1942  American guitarist Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)
  • 1942  French Admiral Jean de Laborde orders French fleet scuttled in Toulon harbor in order to keep it out of German hands
  • 1945 After almost 4 years in prison for perjury, suspected Soviet spy Alger Hiss is released
  • 1978  Angry over the loss of his job, Dan White murders San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk
  • 2001  Scientists using the Hubble Telescope discover the 1st extrasolar planet with an atmosphere; it is 150 light-years from Earth

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