TODAY IN HISTORY
Nov. 27, 1978
San Francisco Mayor George Moscone 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.) ALSO ON THIS DATE
New York’s Pennsylvania Station officially opened.
Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade — billed as a “Christmas Parade” — took place in New York.
The first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company’s Renton Plant.
A bomb blamed on drug traffickers destroyed a Colombian Avianca Boeing 727, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground.