|11/27/1978 - In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White . (Photo is of Moscone and Milk)
This incident was one of the first large public confrontations to occur in the newly open Gay Movement which was emerging from the San Francisco gay community. Today, both Moscone and Milk are mourned as martyrs of the gay rights movement.
Heroism Project 1970s George Moscone
Boom Awakening Era (1966-1980)
b. 11/27/1942 - Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist (d. September 18, 1970)
11/27/1895 - At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
b. 11/27/1701 - Anders Celsius, Swedish inventor and astronomer (d. April 25, 1744)
Last year (11/27/2005):
The former Prime Minister of Iraq, Iyad Allawi, has claimed in the Observer newspaper, that human rights abuses by members of the Government of Iraq are as bad now as they were in the time of Saddam Hussein.
This Week's News / Tomorrow's History (11/26/2006):
President Bush reaches out to allies this week for help in quelling violence in
Iraq and Afghanistan, in a burst of diplomacy from a Baltic summit of
NATO partners to Mideast talks with Iraq's prime minister.
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