November 27

1852

Lord Byron's daughter Ada died. She had assisted Charles Babbage with his "analytical engine" and is credited with inventing computer language.

1895

Alfred Nobel signed his last will, which established the Nobel Prize.

1910

New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.

1953

Playwright Eugene O'Neill died in Boston at age 65.

1970

Pope Paul VI was attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.

1973

Gerald R. Ford was confirmed by the Senate to become vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew.

2003

President Bush secretly flew to Iraq to spend Thanksgiving with the troops.

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