On This Day

What Happened on November 28

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

Nov 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.

Nov 28 in Music

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

Nov 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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