The Pryor Times

November 27, 2012

Today in history 11-27-2012


— Today is the 332nd day of 2012 and the 67th day of autumn.

 

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, establishing the Nobel Prize.

In 1942, the French navy sank its fleet at Toulon to prevent its use by the Nazis.

In 1973, the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of House Minority Leader Gerald Ford, a Michigan Republican, as vice president.

In 2005, French surgeons completed the first known partial face transplant, grafting a new nose, lips and chin.

 TODAY'S HISTORY: Anders Celsius (1701-1744), scientist/inventor; Robert Livingston (1746-1813), diplomat; Charles A. Beard (1874-1948), historian; Bruce Lee (1940-1973), actor/martial arts expert; Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970), musician; Bill Nye (1955- ), science educator/TV personality; Caroline Kennedy (1957- ), presidential daughter and writer; Michael Vartan (1968- ), actor.

 

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1985, Vince Coleman became the fourth person ever to be unanimously named National League Rookie of the Year. He had stolen 110 bases for the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

TODAY'S FACT: Pierre and Marie Curie are the only husband and wife to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics (1903).

 

TODAY'S QUOTE: "The Nobel is a ticket to one's funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it." -- T.S. Eliot

 

TODAY'S NUMBER: 44 -- Nobel Prizes that have been awarded to women since 1901.

 

TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter (Nov. 20) and full moon (Nov. 28).