Events in History 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
  • 1899 Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)
  • 1904 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
  • 1905 Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin
  • 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
  • 1914 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
  • 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

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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

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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

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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
  • 1946 French Fouth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • 1946 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert sentenced to death
  • 1948 "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
  • 1951 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera" premieres in NYC
  • 1951 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
  • 1954 1st pro football game in The Netherlands
  • 1956 Photography begins on "... & God Created Women"
  • 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 US reports 1st full-range firing of an Intercontinental ballistic missile

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1959 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum

  • 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 Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • 1964 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1964 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
  • 1965 Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
  • 1966 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
  • 1966 Dominican Republic adopts constitution
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1975 Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed
  • 1979 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica kills 257
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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 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 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 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