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This Day in History for November 27 — First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and More

Thanksgiving parade
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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1095: Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont (more info)

1895: At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies (more info)

1924: In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held (more info)

1965: Gordie Howe from the Detroit Red Wings scores his 600th goal, becoming the first NHL player to reach the milestone (more info)

1978: In San Francisco, Mayor George Moscone and openly-gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White (more info)

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