What Happened On This Day – 27. November
2005 World’s first successful partial face transplant
Drs Bernard Devauchelle, Benoit Lengelé, and Jean-Michel Dubernard used donor tissue to reconstruct the face of Isabelle Dinoire in Amiens, France. Isabelle Dinoire’s face had been mauled by a dog.
2001 Hubble detects the first planetary atmosphere outside the Solar System
The space telescope detected sodium on HD 209458 b, an exoplanet also known as Osiris. Belonging to a class of planets called hot Jupiter, because they are similar in size to Jupiter. Unlike Jupiter, however, these planets orbit very close to their stars and consequently have very high temperatures on their surfaces.
1989 World’s first living liver transplant
21-month old Alyssa Smith became the first person to receive a liver transplant from a living donor, her mother Teresa Smith at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The transplant occurred under the supervision of surgeons Christoph Broelsch, Richard Thistlethwaite, Thomas Heffron, and Jean Emond.
1978 Harvey Milk and George Moscone are assassinated
Milk was the first openly-gay person to be elected in local government in California. He and George Moscone, San Francisco's mayor at the time, were killed by a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
1895 Alfred Nobel signs his last will
Alfred Nobel signed his last will which called for his estate and fortune that he made as the inventor of dynamite to be used for creating awards for those who contributed to the benefit of mankind. The will created 5 awards - in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace, and was signed in the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris.
Births On This Day – 27. November
1960 Yulia Tymoshenko
Ukrainian politician, Prime Minister of Ukraine
1955 Bill Nye
American engineer, educator, television host
1951 Kathryn Bigelow
1942 Jimi Hendrix
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer
1940 Bruce Lee
American actor, martial artist
Deaths On This Day – 27. November
1978 Harvey Milk
American lieutenant, politician, activist
1967 Léon M'ba
Gabonese politician, 1st President of Gabon
1953 Eugene O'Neill
American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate
1895 Alexandre Dumas, fils
1852 Ada Lovelace