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Sunday, November 28, 2010

November 28 - This Day In History



This Day In History
Courtesy of
On-This-Day.com

November 28

1520 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.



1582 - William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married.



1757 - English poet, painter and engraver William Blake was born. Two of his best known works are "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience."



1919 - American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament.



1922 - Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public exhibition of skywriting. He spelled out, "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York's Times Square.



1925 - The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM.



1934 - The U.S. bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson was killed by FBI agents near Barrington, IL.



1942 - 491 people died in a fire that destroyed the Coconut Grove in Boston.



1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran to map out strategy concerning World War II.



1953 - New York City began 11 days without newspapers due to a strike of photoengravers.



1958 - The African nation of Chad became an autonomous republic within the French community.



1963 - U.S. President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral would be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor. The name was changed back to Cape Canaveral in 1973 by a vote of residents.



1964 - The U.S. launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on a course set for Mars.



1977 - Larry Bird was introduced as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon" with a cover story in Sports Illustrated. (NBA)



1978 - The Iranian government banned religious marches.



1979 - An Air New Zealand DC-10 flying to the South Pole crashed in Antarctica killing all 257 people aboard.



1985 - The Irish Senate approved the Anglo-Irish accord concerning Northern Ireland.



1987 - A South African Airways Boeing 747 crashed into the Indian Ocean. All 159 people aboard were killed.



1989 - Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci arrived in New York after escaping her homeland through Hungary.



1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain.



1992 - In Bosnia-Herzegovina, 137 tons of food and supplies were to be delivered to the isolated town of Srebrenica.



1992 - In King William's Town, South Africa, black militant gunmen attacked a country club killing four people and injuring 20.



1993 - The play "Mixed Emotions" closed after 48 performances.



1994 - Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer, was clubbed to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.



1994 - Norwegian voters rejected European Union membership.



1995 - U.S. President Clinton signed a $6 billion road bill that ended the federal 55 mph speed limit.




Whose Birthday Is It?

John Bunyan 1628



Jean Baptiste Lully 1932



William Blake 1757



William Stanley 1858



Brooks Atkinson 1894



José Iturbi 1895



Charles Alston 1907



Dick Vance 1915



Wes Westrum 1922



Gloria Grahame 1923



Berry Gordy, Jr. 1929



Hope Lange 1933



Ethel Ennis 1934



Gary Hart 1936



Michael Ritchie 1938



Gary Troxel 1939



Bruce Channel 1940



Norm Beaudin 1941



Paul Warfield 1942



Randy Newman 1943



R.B. Greaves 1945



Joe Dante 1946



Susan Spencer 1946



Vern Den Herder 1948



Beeb Birtles 1948



Paul Shaffer 1949



Alexander Godunov 1949



Ed Harris 1950



Judd Nelson 1959



Jon Stewart 1965



Anna Nicole Smith 1967



Matt Cameron 1962



Roy Tarpley 1964



apl.de.ap 1974



Dawn Robinson 1968



Scarlett Pomers 1988



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