Today is Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Today's Highlight in History:
1978: San Francisco City Hall
In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mahs-KOH'-nee) and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White. (White served five years for manslaughter; he committed suicide in Oct. 1985.)
1910: Penn Station
In 1910, New York's Pennsylvania Station officially opened.
1924: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
On Nov. 27, 1924, Macy's first Thanksgiving Day parade — billed as a "Christmas Parade" — took place in New York.
1945: General George C. Marshall
In 1945, General George C. Marshall was named special U.S. envoy to China by President Harry S. Truman to try to end hostilities between the Nationalists and the Communists.
1962: Boeing 727
In 1962, the first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company's Renton Plant.
1967: "Magical Mystery Tour"
In 1967, the Beatles album "Magical Mystery Tour" was released in the United States by Capitol Records.
1973: Gerald R. Ford
In 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who'd resigned.
1989: Avianca Air Crash
In 1989, a bomb blamed on drug traffickers destroyed a Colombian Avianca Boeing 727, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground.
1999: Ulster Unionists
In 1999, Northern Ireland's biggest party, the Ulster Unionists, cleared the way for the speedy formation of an unprecedented Protestant-Catholic administration.
2005: Partial Face Transplant
In 2005, doctors in France performed the world's first partial face transplant on a woman disfigured by a dog bite; Isabelle Dinoire received the lips, nose and chin of a brain-dead woman in a 15-hour operation.
2008: Iraq Parliament
Ten years ago: Iraq's parliament approved a pact requiring all U.S. troops to be out of the country by Jan. 1, 2012.
2008: Mumbai Militants
Ten years ago: Indian commandoes fought to wrest control of two luxury hotels and a Jewish center from militants, a day after a chain of attacks across Mumbai.
2013: Sao Paulo Crane Collapse
Five years ago: A crane collapsed at a Sao Paulo stadium being constructed for the 2014 World Cup, killing two workers.
2013: Vernita Gray & Patricia Ewert
Five years ago: In a short ceremony inside their Chicago apartment, Vernita Gray and her partner of five years, Patricia Ewert, made Illinois history as they became the first gay couple to wed under the state's new law legalizing same-sex marriage.
2017: Al Franken
One year ago: As he tried to bolster his support in the wake of a sexual harassment allegation, Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken apologized to "everyone who has counted on me to be a champion for women."
2017: Bali Volcano
One year ago: Authorities ordered a mass evacuation of people from an expanded danger zone around an erupting volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali; the eruption had closed the island's international airport, stranding tens of thousands of travelers.
2017: Cyber Monday
One year ago: On Cyber Monday, the Echo Dot was the top-selling electronic item on Amazon, followed by the Fire TV.