November 27

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1779 – The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America.

1845 – Grand Rapids’ first bridge over the Grand River at Bridge Street was completed.

1889 – Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York, NY.

1924 – In New York, NY, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held.

1934 – Bank robber George “Baby Face” Nelson was killed by FBI agents near Barrington, IL.

1945 – CARE (then known as the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) was founded to send CARE Packages of food relief to Europe after World War II.

1973 – The U.S. Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as Vice President after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew. On December 6th the House would confirm him 387-35.

1980 – The TV show “Bosom Buddies”, starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari, premiered on ABC.

1996 – Disney’s live action movie “101 Dalmatians”, starring Glenn Close, debuted in theaters.

2002 – President Bush appointed former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to lead an independent inquiry into causes of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

2005 – The first partial human face transplant was completed in Amiens, France.

2008 – The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) was taken out of service after more than 30 years. The ship was launched on September 20, 1967.

2009 – A 911 call from a neighbor of Tiger Woods, in Orlando, FL, reporting that the golfer had crashed his SUV outside his home unleashed a huge scandal over his infidelity that led to a divorce, the termination of millions of dollars of endorsement deals and a major blow to his previously squeaky-clean image.

2013 – Disney released it’s animated film “Frozen”.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Caroline Kennedy – 63 years old (1957) – Author, attorney, diplomat (Served as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan 2013-2017)

Charlie Burchill – 61 years old (1959) – Guitarist (Simple Minds)

Mike Bordin – 58 years old (1962) – Drummer (Faith No More)

Fisher Stevens – 57 years old (1963) – Actor (“Hackers”, “Super Mario Brothers”, “Short Circuit”)

Robin Givens – 56 years old (1964) – Actress (“Boomerang”, “Blankman”, TV’s “Head of the Class”)

Brooke Langton – 50 years old (1970) – Actress (TV’s “Melrose Place”)

Jaleel White – 44 years old (1976) – Actor (Played Steve Urkel on TV’s “Family Matters”)

 

TODAY IS:

Bavarian Cream Pie Day

Black Friday

Buy Nothing Day

Craft Jerky Day

Day of Listening

Flossing Day

Maize Day

National Native American Heritage Day

Pins and Needles Day

Sinkie Day

Systems Engineer Day

You’re Welcome Giving Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.com, www.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, www.daysoftheyear.com, and www.nationaldaycalendar.com.

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