On This Day

On This Day in History for November 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 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
Painter
Pablo Picasso

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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 Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election
  • 1994 Norway votes against joining European Union

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1994 Convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium in Portage, Wisconsin

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 1995 James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2008 Sweden technically enters the recession after experiencing contraction of 0.1% in the second and third quarter
  • 2012 54 people are killed and 120 are injured by two car bombs in Damascus, Syria
  • 2016 Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense football 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

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2017 Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya

Prime Minister of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Prime Minister of Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta
  • 2018 Australian state Queensland raises its fire warning to "catastrophic" for the first time as 130 fires burn
  • 2018 French director Luc Besson accused of sexual harassment by five more women, adding to four already made public
  • 2019 Zimbabwe on the brink of man-made starvation according to the UN
  • 2019 Iraqi security forces open fire on protesters killing at least 25 in Nasiriya a day after the Iranian embassy in Najais is burnt down
  • 2019 European parliament declares a climate emergency
  • 2019 Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, Las Vegas, Nevada: US retains trophy with an 11-8 win over Europe; MVP: Skyler Woodward (USA)
  • 2020 At least 110 people killed in attack on Koshobe village in north-east Nigeria by Boko Haram jihadist group

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2020 Joe Biden injures his foot playing with his dog Major

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • 2020 Thousands of farmers begin entering Delhi to protest proposed agriculture reforms

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