On this day: November 27

POSTED: 10:35 PM PST Nov 26, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 26, 2015 

Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.

OTD November 27 - Battle of Washita River
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1868: In the Battle of Washita River, United States Army Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land near present day Cheyenne, Oklahoma. According to a modern account by the United States Army Center of Military History, the battle left 21 U.S. Army men killed and 13 wounded, with perhaps 50 Cheyenne killed and as many wounded.


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