We read and understand history and culture as it often resonates with our present. From great work of arts to most distinct events of cultural importance, we understand the past as it is. Today we bring you some of the most interesting stories of November 27. From the first woman Prime Minister to Journey of 96 years old tradition, we bring you some of the best events that occurred in history on this day.
1920 -The Mask of Zorro: First American superhero film
This movie captured the essence of Hero of a troubled world. ‘Zorro’ and his signature ‘Z’ mark on his enemy hits the superhero category. A film full of Drama, engaging storyline, and action is still remembered by generations. All started with 1920, Fred Niblo’s The Mask Of Zorro. Later adopted in squeals and series.
This story also has an anime version named Kaiketsu Zorro or extraordinary Zorro. This is one of the famous anime of 1996. This won the heart of many kids and teenagers across the world. If you haven’t seen it, do watch it!
1924- The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
A Thanksgiving without mentioning Macy’s Parade sounds incomplete. This tradition started in the year 1924 on November 27. At 9 AM, Macy promised a ‘marathon of mirth’ in the newspaper. The first parade showed characters of classic kid’s stories like Red Riding Hood, Little Miss Muffet, etc. Animals rented from Central Park Zoo for instance bears, camels, monkeys. Employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, etc. More than 10,000 onlookers witnessed the parade. Macy’s never dreamed it to such a success.
1967- Uruguay adopts constitution
Over 59% of citizens voted to amend the Constitution Of Uruguay. Then re-established the presidential governmental system. This ended the fifteen-year reign of 9 member colegiado (a member of a professional body). This is due to the ineffectiveness of the government.
Since this colegiado did not include the welfare of the majority of the citizens. This is important as it created a strong one-person presidency, subject to legislative and judicial checks. This was an important step in sustaining the democracy of the country.
1989- World’s first living-liver transplant
On this day, Alyssa, a twenty-one-month-old baby was first to receive a living liver transplant. She suffered from biliary atresia, a fatal liver disease. Her mother, Teresa Smith, was the donor. A surgical team in Chicago Medical Centre performed a risky procedure to save the life of Alyssa. After all, necessity is the mother of Invention. Now, Alyssa lives a normal healthy life and free from anti-rejection medication.
1999- Helen Clark- the first woman Prime Minister in New Zealand
A member of the Labour Party since 1971, she became the first woman Prime Minister of New Zealand. She addressed many moot issues like Same-sex marriage, Maori rights, etc. She was later appointed administrator of UNDP (2009-2017). Her work in peace and disarmament rewarded her in Danish Peace Foundation’s Peace Prize in 1986. In 2009, she received the Order Of New Zealand, the highest honour of New Zealand. Her story is an inspiration to many young women who wish to pursue a political career.
1968– Penny Ann Early: the first woman to play professional basketball
Born on May 30 1943, she is the first and only woman to play on the Men’s Professional Basketball team. Despite facing discrimination, Penny played against NBA on the court. It was presumed to be a publicity stunt. Finally, she made her way to history. Thus became the first female jockey. Also, was the smallest and shortest person on the team. She is also the first woman to receive a license to ride a horse race. She discontinued after injury. However, continued to be a trainer.
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