Today in World War II History—November 27, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—Nov. 27, 1940: Battle of Cape Spartivento: Italian navy engages a British convoy bound for Malta, inflicting minor damage.
In Romania, Fascist Iron Guard executes 64 former officials, including former prime ministers Nicolae Iorga and Gheorghe Argeșanu; riots break out.
75 Years Ago—Nov. 27, 1945: British begin Operation Deadlight, the sinking of 116 captured German U-boats off the Hebrides, continuing through 7 Jan 1946.
The United Nations Charter is now ratified by twenty-nine nations.