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Today In History

Thu., Nov. 27, 1997

In 1942: During World War II, the French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis.

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

In 1978: San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.


 
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