HISTORICAL EVENTS OF IMPORTANCE on November 27
1885—The first known photograph of a meteor taken
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
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.
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
“Frozen”, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released.
1967— The Beatles release their album “Magical Mystery Tour”
“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
Bruce Lee (1940 – 1973)— a Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor and philosopher.
Jimi Hendrix (1942 – 1970)— an American musician, singer, and songwriter.
Bappi Lahiri (1952)—an Indian Music Director
Suresh Raina (1986)—an Indian Cricketer