FROM THE ARCHIVES: ABC7's report the day Harvey Milk, George Moscone were assassinated in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On Nov. 27, 1978, former San Francisco Board of Supervisors member shot and killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.

Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 and served until his assassination in 1978. He was known as a leader in the LGBT movement and the first openly gay American to be elected into public office.

Moscone was a state senator before being elected as mayor in 1975. He and Milk were killed by Dan White, who had recently resigned from the Board of Supervisors.

Watch the video player above for a look back at ABC7's report the day of the assassinations.
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