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this day in Herstory
11/27/2010 - DB Metzger

The first (of 6 ) crusade is preached by Pope Urban II. The Seminole war begins in Florida. The Nobel Prize is established by the guy who invented dynamite. Pennsylvania Station opens in NY. France becomes the 3rd nation to reach space and Dan White shoots SF mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk. In birthdays early women pioneers Elsie Clews Parsons, Kathareine Anthony and Caroline Kennedy.

1095 Pope Urban II preaches for the first crusade. There were 6 more.to come. Now that’s commitment.

1817 the Seminole war begins in Florida.

1890 the 1st police signal box goes into operation in San Francisco.

1895 the Nobel Prize is established.

1889 the first permit is issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis Brady)

1910 Pennsylvania station in New York opens.

1951 the first rocket (Nike) to intercept a plane is launched in White Sands.

1965 France becomes 3rd nation in space with launch of Satellite.

1957 Buddy Holly’s only album "The Chirping Crickets" is released

1967 The Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released.

1969 the Rolling Stones "Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out" tour opens in MSG.

1970 Howard Hughes moves out of The Desert Inn Penthouse and is not seen again for 6 years when he dies in the Bahamas.

1973 Congress votes for Gerald Ford to succeed Spiro Agnew as VP.

1978 Dan White shoots SF mayor George Mosconi and Harvey Milk. Remember the Twinkies defense? And now there’s a movie on Harvey Milk.

Notable Birthdays

1701-1744 Swedish scientist Anders Celsius

1809 Fanny Kemble born (actor, journal writer)

1875 Elsie Clews Parsons born (anthropologist)

1877 Katharine Anthony born (mathematician, biographer)

1874-1948 Historian Charles Beard

1942-1968 Jimi Hendrix musician

1957 Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (lawyer, writer; daughter of President John F. Kennedy


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