10 years ago

From the Journal Tribune: “The town’s engineer has come up with a plan to repair the sinkhole under the southern approach to the Mousam River bridge on U.S. Route 1. Town Engineer Michael DeLuca … said this week the hole can be repaired without closing the road to traffic during reconstruction.”

50 years ago

From the Biddeford-Saco Journal: “Brendan Twomey chairman of the Saco Republican City Committee stated today that he was ‘quite disturbed’ at members of the opposition party for declining to participate in a Saco Jaycees candidates night.”

100 years ago

From the Biddeford Daily Journal: “Employees of the York County Power Co. and friends to the number of more than 30 gathered last night at the offices of the company on Main street in what is termed ‘a get together meeting.’ This was the first of a series of such meetings which it is proposed to hold from time to time, the object being both social and business advancement.” — Angelo J. Verzoni

Today in History

Today is Friday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2015. There are 34 days left in the year.

On this date:

In 1815, the constitution for the Congress Kingdom of Poland was signed by Russian Czar Alexander I, who was also king of Poland. In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C. In 1910, New York’s Pennsylvania Station officially opened. In 1924, Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade — billed as a “Christmas Parade” — took place in New York. In 1939, the play “Key Largo,” by Maxwell Anderson, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York. In 1942, during World War II, the Vichy French navy scuttled its ships and submarines in Toulon to keep them out of the hands of German troops. In 1955, Swiss composer Arthur Honegger, 63, died in Paris. In 1962, the first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company’s Renton Plant. In 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who’d resigned. In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 27, 1945, General George C. Marshall was named special U.S. envoy to China by President Harry S. Truman to try to end hostilities between the Nationalists and the Communists.

Ten years ago

Doctors in France performed the world’s first partial face transplant on a woman disfigured by a dog bite; Isabelle Dinoire received the lips, nose and chin of a braindead woman in a 15-hour operation.

Five years ago

The State Department released a letter from its top lawyer to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, warning that an expected imminent release of classified cables would put “countless” lives at risk, threaten global counterterrorism operations and jeopardize U.S. relations with its allies. Movie director Irvin Kershner (”The Empire Strikes Back”) died in Los Angeles at age 87.

One year ago

Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices. Mystery writer P.D. James, 94, died in Oxford, England. Frank Yablans, 79, a former president of Paramount Pictures who presided over the release of several groundbreaking pictures such as “The Godfather,” died in Los Angeles. — By The Associated Press