November 27

This Day in History

1957

Nehru Appeals for Disarmament

Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru makes an impassioned speech for nuclear disarmament in New Delhi. Nehru's leading role in the struggle for Indian independence earned him nine jail terms from … (more...)

1928

Brancusi’s "Bird in Space" Deemed as Art by New York Court

"In 1923, Brancusi embarked on a new project, to create a sculpture that captured the essence of flight. Like most of his oeuvre, the tubular baton of highly polished bronze was not representational, … (more...)

1095

Pope’s Rousing Speech Sparks Crusades

"On this day in 1095, Pope Urban II delivered one of the most influential speeches of the Middle Ages at the Council of Clermont, urging Christians to reclaim the Holy Land by waging war against … (more...)