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Friday, November 27

2006The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Quebec a nation within a unified Canada.
2005The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
2004Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
2001A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
1999The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
1997Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
1992For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andres Perez in Venezuela.
1991The United Nations Security Council adopts Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.
1989Avianca Flight 203, a Boeing 727, explodes in mid-air over Colombia, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground. The MedellĂ­n Cartel claimed responsibility for the attack.
1984Under the Brussels Agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain, the former agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty.
Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime.

Vincent van Gogh    Factoids
Studies show that mosquitoes prefer biting blondes to brunettes.

Mosquitoes    Factoids
The blue whale is the largest animal that has ever lived.

Blue Whale    Factoids
Every ton of seawater contains approximately 1 milligram of dissolved gold.

Gold    Factoids
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