This Day In History- November 27

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NOVEMBER 27

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF IMPORTANCE on November 27

1885—The first known photograph of a meteor taken

This Day In History- November 27

On this day, the 1st photograph of a meteor was taken by Austro-Hungarian astronomer, Ladislaus Weinek, who caught a 7mm long trail on a plate at his Prague observing station.

1895—the Nobel Prize

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This Day In History- November 27

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Alfred Nobel signed his last will which called for his estate and fortune that he made as the inventor of dynamite to be used for creating awards for those who contributed to the benefit of mankind. The will created 5 awards – in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace, and was signed in the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris.

2005— World’s first successful partial face transplant

Drs Bernard Devauchelle, Benoit Lengelé, and Jean-Michel Dubernard used donor tissue to reconstruct the face of Isabelle Dinoire in Amiens, France. Isabelle Dinoire’s face had been mauled by a dog.

MOVIES

1920— “The Mask of Zorro” was shown

“The Mask of Zorro” directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York – 1st American superhero film.

2013— “Frozen” was released

This Day In History- November 27

“Frozen”, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released.

MUSIC

1967— The Beatles release their album “Magical Mystery Tour”

This Day In History- November 27
The Beatles

“Magical Mystery Tour” is a record album by the English rock band the Beatles that was released on 27 November in the US. It featured an additional five songs that were originally released as singles that year.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS on November 27

Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907)— Indian Hindi poet, Father of Amitabh Bachchan

Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Bruce Lee (1940 – 1973)— a Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor and philosopher.

Bruce Lee

Jimi Hendrix (1942 – 1970)— an American musician, singer, and songwriter.

Jimi Hendrix

Bappi Lahiri (1952)—an Indian Music Director

Bappi Lahiri

Suresh Raina (1986)—an Indian Cricketer

Suresh Raina

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Chelsy Singhal
Currently pursuing English Honors from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. Spends most of the time playing her guitar and listening to music.

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