Today in World War II History—November 27, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—November 27, 1939: Nobel Committee announces cancellation of 1939 Peace Prize.
Japanese capture Nanning, China, an important railhead.
An earthquake of magnitude 8 kills over 20,000 in Erzhcam, Turkey.
75 Years Ago—Nov. 27, 1944: Aircraft from British carrier Implacable sink German freighter Rigel carrying 2248 Soviet POWs; 415 survive.
Explosion at an underground bomb dump in Hanbury, England kills 67 and leaves a ¼-mile-wide crater.
Cordell Hull resigns as US Secretary of State.