NOVEMBER 27: The Daily Flashback

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1889: Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through NYC’s Central Park.
1910: New York City’s Pennsylvania Station opened.
1934: Bank robber George “Baby Face” Nelson was killed by FBI agents near Barrington, Illinois.
1965: Author Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters held the first “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” in San Francisco.
1967: Capitol Records released The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour album.
1969: The Rolling Stones play Madison Square Garden, a concert later released as Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!
1970: George Harrison’s triple album All Things Must Pass was released.
1978 – San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk were shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.
1990: MTV banned the video for Madonna’s “Justify My Love,” which is judged to be too racy for the network.

1991: Freddie Mercury’s funeral is held in London, attended only by a small group of friends and family, including Elton John and Mercury’s Queen bandmates.
1999: During their show at London’s Brixton Academy, Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus told the crowd that the show would be the indie rock icon’s last.
2000: The Beatles have the No. 1 album in America with a collection of their 27 chart-topping hits, appropriately titled 1.
2008: After more than 30 years of sea-going, the ocean liner QE2 was taken out of service.
2017: Country singer Blake Shelton was named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” only the second musician to receive the honor in the annual feature’s 32-year run.

BIRTHDAYS
1917: “Buffalo” Bob Smith
1925: Derroll Adams
1940: Bruce Lee
1941: Eddie Rabbit
1942: Jimi Hendrix
1945: Randy Brecker
1962: Charlie Benante

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