#TodayInHistory – November 27

November 27 – Some important events on this day.

176 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of Imperator
1095 👉🏼 Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade
1295 👉🏼 English King Edward I calls what later became known as “The Model Parliament” extending the authorities of its representatives
1382 👉🏼 Battle of Westrozebeke/Roosebeke. French army defeats the Flemish army. Flemish leader Philip Van Artevelde killed and corpse displayed
1493 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus returns to La Navidad colony, finding it destroyed by the 1st native American uprising against Spanish rule. Taíno cacique Caonabo led his people to attack the settlement after the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed Columbus’s orders.

1770 👉🏼 Horatio Nelson, a frail twelve-year-old guy stepped voluntarily into the world of filth, fear and uncertainty of British Navy, determined to make his way in the world.
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1807 👉🏼 Portuguese Royal Family and its court of nearly 15,000 people leave Lisbon for their colony of Brazil to escape invading Napoleonic troops
1815 👉🏼 City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna
1815 👉🏼 Adoption of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland
1885 👉🏼 1st photograph of a meteor taken by Austro-Hungarian photographer Ladislaus Weinek in Prague
1895 👉🏼 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel’s will establishes the Nobel Prize
1912 👉🏼 Albanian National Flag adopted
1920 👉🏼 “The Mask of Zorro” directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York – 1st American superhero film
1967 👉🏼 The Beatles release their album “Magical Mystery Tour”
2005 👉🏼 President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, in power since 1967 and the longest-serving head of state in the world, is re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term
2013 👉🏼 “Frozen”, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released
2019 👉🏼 Ghana celebrates the “year of return” marking 300 years since 1st African slave sold in America, by granting 125 people citizenship in special ceremony

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