What Happened on November 28

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Important Events

  • 1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean
  • 1814 The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer - makes newspapers available to a mass audience
  • 1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election
  • 1919 US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons
  • 1967 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Bell Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University
More Historical Events

November 28 in Film & TV

  • 1975 "As the World Turns" and "The Edge of Night", the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.

November 28 in Music

  • 1925 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee

November 28 in Sport

  • 1895 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" - Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, Frank Duryea wins averaging 7 MPH

Did You Know?

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

On November 28, 1907


Would You Believe?

Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called

On November 28, 1922

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