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On November 27th, 1973, the
Senate voted 92-to-3 to confirm Gerald R.
Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro
T. Agnew, who'd resigned.
On this date:
In 1901, Army War College was established in
In 1910, New
York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
In 1939, the play
"Key Largo," by Maxwell Anderson,
opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New
In 1942, during
World War Two, the French navy at Toulon scuttled
its ships and submarines to keep them out of the
hands of the Nazis.
In 1945, General
George C. Marshall was named special US envoy to
China to try to end hostilities between the
Nationalists and the Communists.
playwright Eugene O'Neill died in Boston at age
In 1970, Pope Paul
the Sixth, visiting the Philippines, was slightly
wounded at the Manila airport by a
dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a
In 1978, San
Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City
Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist,
were shot to death inside City Hall by former
supervisor Dan White.
In 1983, 183
people were killed when a Colombian Avianca
Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Madrid's Barajas
In 1985, the
British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish
accord giving Dublin a consultative role in the
governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.
Ten years ago: 107
people were killed when a bomb blamed by police
on drug traffickers destroyed a Colombian
jetliner, minutes after the plane had taken off
from Bogota's international airport.
Five years ago:
Defense Secretary William Perry, appearing on
NBC's "Meet the Press," suggested the
Bosnian government had lost the war in the
Balkans, and acknowledged NATO was powerless to
stop the Serbs.
One year ago:
Answering 81 questions put to him three weeks
earlier, President Clinton wrote the House
Judiciary Committee that his testimony in the
Monica Lewinsky affair was "not false and
"Compromise makes a
good umbrella but a poor roof; it is a temporary
James Russell Lowell, American editor