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This Day In History: 11/27/1095 - Pope Orders First Crusade

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Explore what happened throughout history on November 27 by viewing this video of This Day in History. On November 27, 1924, Macy's Department Store held its first Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade had floats, bands, and live animals. On November 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor Moscone and his advisor Milk were murdered in city hall by a disgruntled, former city official. In France on November 27, 2005, doctors performed the first ever partial face transplant. The victim had lost her nose, cheek, and part of her chin after being mauled by a dog. Lastly, on November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II ordered the First Crusade. Giving one of the most important speeches in history, Pope Urban II rallied Christian men to take back the Holy Land back from the Muslims.