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On November 27
1779 The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America.
1889 Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City.
1963 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress.
1973 The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.
1987 French hostages Jean-Louis Normandin and Roger Auque were set free by their pro-Iranian captors in West Beirut, Lebanon.
1989 107 people were killed when a bomb destroyed a Colombian jetliner minutes after the plane had taken off from Bogota's international airport. Police blamed the incident on drug traffickers.
1991 The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that led the way for the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in Yugoslavia.
1992 In Venezuela, rebel forces tried but failed to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time in ten months.


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