What Happened on November 28

Historical Events

  • 1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
  • 1814 The Times of London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
  • 1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.
  • 1967 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected by postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish
  • 1990 Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Major
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Did You Know?

In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.

On November 28, 1907

Famous Weddings

  • 1582 Playwright & poet William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
  • 1936 Paleoanthropologist Raymond Arthur Dart (43) weds librarian Marjorie Gordon Frew
  • 1938 Chinese politician Mao Zedong (44) weds Jiang Qing (24) in a small private ceremony
  • 1962 Artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (30) weds film producer Anthony Cox
  • 1986 NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-NY Jets football game
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