spotlight Today in history: Nov. 27 Nov 27, 2019 Nov 27, 2019 0 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1924: Macy's Parade In 1924, Macy's first Thanksgiving Day parade — billed as a "Christmas Parade" — took place in New York. STF 1942: World War II In 1942, during World War II, the Vichy French navy scuttled its ships and submarines in Toulon (too-LOHN') to keep them out of the hands of German troops. AP 1945: George C. Marshall & Harry S. Truman 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. ASSOCIATED PRESS 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. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1978: Moscone-Milk Assassinations On Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mah-SKOH'-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.) Jim Palmer 1989: Avianca Jet 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. Carlos Gonzalez 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. PAUL FAITH 2000: George W. Bush In 2000, a day after George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida's presidential vote, Al Gore laid out his case for letting the courts settle the nation's long-count election. ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS 2009: Space Shuttle Atlantis Ten years ago: Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned from the International Space Station with a smooth touchdown. Bruce Weaver 2009: Tiger Woods Ten years ago: Tiger Woods crashed his SUV outside his Florida mansion, sparking widespread attention to reports of unfaithfulness to his wife, Elin Nordegren. (The couple divorced the following year.) Anonymous 2014: OPEC Five years ago: Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices. Ronald Zak 2014: P. D. James Five years ago: Mystery writer P.D. James, 94, died in Oxford, England. HENNY RAY ABRAMS 2018: Cindy Hyde-Smith & Mike Espy One year ago: Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive runoff over Democrat Mike Espy, who had hoped to become the state’s first African-American senator since Reconstruction; Hyde-Smith survived a video-recorded remark that had been criticized as racist. Rogelio V. Solis 2018: President Donald Trump One year ago: President Donald Trump threatened to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S. Alex Brandon 0 comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Related to this collection Most Popular +19 Archives Today in history: Feb. 19 Feb 19, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +15 Archives Today in history: Feb. 20 Feb 20, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +19 Archives Today in history: Feb. 21 Feb 21, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +27 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Feb. 21 Feb 21, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Ellen Page, John Lewis, Kelsey Grammer, Sophie Turner, Tituss Burge… +17 Archives Celebrity Birthdays: Feb. 22 Feb 22, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Drew Barrymore, James Blunt, Julie Walters, Rachel Dratch and more. +15 Archives Today in history: Feb. 23 Feb 23, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +72 Archives Week in review: Top photos of the week from AP Updated Feb 22, 2020 Here are some of the top photos of the week, as selected by the Associated Press. +16 Archives Today in history: Feb. 24 21 hrs ago Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +16 Archives Today in history: Feb. 22 Feb 22, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +21 Archives Today’s top pics: Brit Awards and more Feb 19, 2020 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press.