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To­day’s snap­shot of what is go­ing on lo­cally

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Turn to the Com­mu­nity Page to­day and ev­ery day for up­com­ing area ac­tiv­i­ties and a look at local his­tory.

To­day is Fri­day, Nov.

27, the 332nd day of 2020. There are 34 days left in the year.

To­day’s High­light in His­tory:

On Nov. 27, 1924, Macy’s first Thanks­giv­ing Day pa­rade — billed as a “Christ­mas Pa­rade” — took place in New York.

On this date:

In 1701, astronomer An­ders Cel­sius, in­ven­tor of the Cel­sius tem­per­a­ture scale, was born in Upp­sala, Swe­den.

In 1910, New York’s Penn­syl­va­nia Sta­tion of­fi­cially opened.

In 1942, dur­ing World War II, the Vichy French navy scut­tled its ships and sub­marines in Toulon (tooLOHN’) to keep them out of the hands of Ger­man troops.

In 1953, play­wright Eu­gene O’Neill died in Bos­ton at age 65.

In 1962, the first Boe­ing 727 was rolled out at the com­pany’s Ren­ton Plant.

In 1970, Pope Paul VI, vis­it­ing the Philip­pines, was slightly wounded at the Manila air­port by a dag­ger­wield­ing Bo­li­vian painter dis­guised as a priest.

In 1973, the Se­nate voted 92-3 to con­firm Gerald R. Ford as vice pres­i­dent, suc­ceed­ing Spiro T. Agnew, who’d re­signed.

In 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.)

In 1998, an­swer­ing 81 ques­tions put to him three weeks ear­lier; Pres­i­dent Clin­ton wrote the House Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee that his tes­ti­mony in the Mon­ica Lewin­sky af­fair was “not false and mislead­ing.”

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.

In 1999, North­ern Ire­land’s big­gest party, the Ul­ster Union­ists, cleared the way for the speedy for­ma­tion of an un­prece­dented Protes­tant- Catholic ad­min­is­tra­tion.

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.

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