Historical Events on November 28

  • 587 Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy names cousin Childebert II as heir
  • 1291 Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I of England, dies in Northamptonshire. Crosses are erected where her body rests on the way to London.
  • 1443 Albanian George Kastriotis Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania from the Ottomans and raise the Albanian flag.

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1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean

  • 1569 Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
  • 1660 The Royal Society forms in London
  • 1670 Pierre Corneille's "Tite et Berenice" premieres in Paris

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1717 Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

Pirate Blackbeard

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1720 Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution

Pirate Anne Bonny
Anne Bonny
  • 1729 Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
  • 1745 -29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY
  • 1757 Britain condemns Convention of Kloster-Zeven
  • 1775 Second Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
  • 1785 The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people
  • 1795 US pays $800,000 & a frigate as tribute to Algiers & Tunis
  • 1813 Cossacks occupy Utrecht

  • 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
  • 1821 Panama declares independence from Spain
  • 1843 Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 1847 Bologna: church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo
  • 1853 Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory
  • 1854 Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo
  • 1861 Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy
  • 1862 Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
  • 1862 Battle of Hooly Spring, MS
  • 1864 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia
  • 1864 Battle of New Creek, WV (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly)
  • 1871 Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina
  • 1875 British explorer Verney Cameron reaches East Africa
  • 1879 Battle at Lydenburg South Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu
  • 1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election
  • 1895 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH
  • 1899 Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)
  • 1901 Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G premieres
  • 1904 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
  • 1905 Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1906 Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1907 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater
  • 1908 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pennsylvania
  • 1911 Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico
  • 1912 Ismail Qemali declares Albania independent from Turkey in Vlorë

  • 1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris
  • 1914 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
  • 1914 10th Australasian Championships: Arthur O'Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson (6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1)
  • 1916 1st German air attack on London
  • 1917 Sigmund Romberg's revue "Over the Top" premieres in NYC

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1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia & Germany abdicates

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1918 Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania
  • 1919 US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons
  • 1920 Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence.
  • 1921 Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha (Baha'i festival-Qawl 6, 78)
  • 1922 6 ex-ministers executed in Greece
  • 1922 Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called
  • 1924 Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • 1925 7th French government of Briand sworn-in
  • 1925 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee

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1925 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1927 J McHugh & D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels" premieres in NYC

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1929 Richard E. Byrd makes his 1st South Pole flight

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • 1929 Chicago fullback Ernie Nevers sets NFL record for most points scored in a single game with all 40 in the Cardinals' 40–6 rout of Chicago Bears; Nevers has NFL record 6 touchdowns and 4 extra points

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1930 Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

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1931 Bradman scores 226, the 1st Test Cricket century at Gabba, v South Africa

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1932 Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time

Comedian Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx

MurderMurder of Interest

1933 A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow

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1934 Winston Churchill tells British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1938 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB)

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1939 Hans Frank, Nazi Governor-General of Poland, organizes Judenrat

Lawyer Hans Frank
Hans Frank
  • 1939 Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-aggression treaty
  • 1940 Dutch law professor Rudolph Cleveringa arrested by nazis
  • 1941 German troops vacate Rostov
  • 1942 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston

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1943 FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1944 1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp
  • 1944 400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse
  • 1944 Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP
  • 1944 In reprisal 40 Dutch men are executed by Nazis
  • 1944 US 121st Infantry regiment occupies Hurtgen
  • 1945 Australian Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta
  • 1946 French Fouth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • 1946 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert sentenced to death
  • 1948 "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
  • 1949 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 performances
  • 1950 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
  • 1951 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera" premieres in NYC
  • 1951 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
  • 1953 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • 1953 41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
  • 1954 1st pro football game in The Netherlands
  • 1954 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
  • 1954 KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 1956 NFL Draft: Gary Glick from University of Colorado A&M first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 1956 Photography begins on "... & God Created Women"

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1957 "Look Homeward, Angel" play based on the book by Thomas Wolfe adapted by Ketti Frings and starring Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC

  • 1957 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
  • 1958 AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
  • 1958 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
  • 1958 Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
  • 1958 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1958 KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
  • 1958 US reports 1st full-range firing of an Intercontinental ballistic missile
  • 1959 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
  • 1959 KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1959 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum

  • 1960 CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
  • 1960 Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)
  • 1961 General Meeting of UN debates New-Guinea
  • 1961 Martin Walser's "Der Abstecher" premieres in Munich
  • 1962 Telegraph between Netherlands & Indonesia restored

  • 1963 The Beatles "She Loves You" unusually, returns to #1 in UK record chart and reaches 1 million copies sold
  • 1963 Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • 1963 WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
  • 1964 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1964 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
  • 1964 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from Auburn University first pick by New York Giants
  • 1965 Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
  • 1965 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 10 shots from Peggy Wilson for her first major title
  • 1966 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
  • 1966 Dominican Republic adopts constitution
  • 1967 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)
  • 1967 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University
  • 1968 John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession
  • 1969 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
  • 1970 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
  • 1971 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances
  • 1971 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
  • 1972 "Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1972 LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
  • 1972 2 members of the IRA are killed in a premature bomb explosion in the Bogside area of Derry
  • 1973 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
  • 1973 Balt Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year

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1974 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

Music concertMusic Concert

1974 John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1975 Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed
  • 1975 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane
  • 1975 Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley
  • 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.

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1975 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1976 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
  • 1978 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)

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1978 Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1979 "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 performances
  • 1979 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica, killing 257 people, making it New Zealand's deadliest peacetime disaster
  • 1979 LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year

BeatificationPapal Visit

1979 Pope John Paul II's first papal visit to Turkey, almost 1 1/2 years before Turkish native Mehmet Ali Agca attempts to kill him

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1981 Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Almos Alonzo Stagg, becomes college football's winningest coach

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1981 New Zealand general election won by ruling National party and Prime Minister Robert Muldoon

New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
New Zealand Prime Minister
Robert Muldoon

  • 1982 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 performances
  • 1982 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
  • 1982 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
  • 1982 Germany's Sylvia Hanika stages remarkable comeback to upset tennis icon Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 and win her only WTA Tour Championship in NYC
  • 1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched

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1984 Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • 1985 6th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • 1986 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km

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1986 US Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1986 OPEC reaches oil production accord
  • 1987 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die

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1988 Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso

AgreementContract of Interest

1989 Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1989 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary

Music releaseAlbum Release

1989 Queen Latifah releases her debut hip hop album "All Hail the Queen" featuring single "Ladies First"

Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper, & Actress
Queen Latifah

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1990 Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore's longest-serving Prime Minister

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew

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1990 Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1993 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1993 "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1993 81st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 33-23
  • 1993 Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election
  • 1994 Norway votes against joining European Union

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1994 In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 1995 James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack
  • 1997 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV
  • 1997 First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.
  • 1998 The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum.
  • 1999 87th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Calgary Stampeders, 32-21
  • 1999 In an all-American final, Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi 6–1, 7–5, 6–4 to win his 5th and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title in Hanover, Germany
  • 2000 Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze
  • 2004 Male Poʻo-uli dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct
  • 2004 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Moscow, Russia: Anastasia Myskina & Vera Zvonareva beat French pair Marion Bartoli & Émilie Loit 7-6, 7-5 to clinch Russia's first title, 3-2
  • 2008 Sweden technically enters the recession after experiencing contraction of 0.1% in the second and third quarter
  • 2010 98th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 21-18
  • 2010 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win
  • 2010 In a classic matchup, Roger Federer wins his 5th season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6–3, 3–6, 6–1 victory over Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final in London, England
  • 2012 54 people are killed and 120 are injured by two car bombs in Damascus, Syria

Film release premierFilm Premier

2012 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
  • 2016 Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense fooball team crashes near Medellin, Colombia killing 71 players and journalists
  • 2016 "Hamilton" sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million
  • 2017 Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya
  • 2017 India's Supreme Court rejects appeal to block global release of controversial film "Padmavati"