On This Day in History for November 28

Events in History

  • 587 Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy names cousin Childebert II as heir
  • 1240 Batu Khan's Mongol army lays siege to Kyiv and begins assaulting its city walls with catapults, city falls 8 days later
  • 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.
  • 1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean
  • 1569 Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
  • 1600 The Royal Society is founded at Gresham College in London, England, following a lecture by Sir Christopher Wren, Professor of Astronomy
  • 1670 Pierre Corneille's "Tite et Berenice" premieres in Paris
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