Today in history – 11.27. 2018

  • 1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • 1968 – Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball, for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.
  • 1973 – The U.S. Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President. On Dec. 6, the House will confirm him 387-35.
  • 1978 – San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
  • 1989 – Virginia certified Douglas Wilder as the first elected African-America governor by a margin of 0.38% of the vote.