Events in History on November 28

  • 587 Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy names cousin Childebert II as heir

Mongol Siege of Kyiv

1240 Batu Khan's Mongol army lays siege to Kyiv and begins assaulting its city walls with catapults, city falls 8 days later

Historic Event

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.

Historic Event

1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean

  • 1569 Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign

Historic Event

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

Pirate Attack

1717 Blackbeard attacks and captures a French merchant slave ship, which he renames as his flagship the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

Historic Event

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

  • 1729 Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
  • 1745 French troops and Indian forces attack Saratoga, NY, killing many and taking prisoners
  • 1757 Britain condemns Convention of Kloster-Zeven
  • 1775 Second Continental Congress formally establishes the Continental 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 Church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali in Bologna, Italy 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 US Civil War:Battle of New Creek, West Virginia (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

Artist's 'Rocket' Shot Down in Flames

1878 Whistler v. Ruskin, the most famous trial in art history, ends with artist James McNeill Whistler awarded a token farthing in compensation after suing the writer and critic John Ruskin for libel, seeking £1,000 damages [1]

  • 1879 Battle at Lydenburg South Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu

The First Country to Grant Women the Vote

1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election

  • 1899 Second Boer War: Battle of Modder River (Cape Colony), British Lord Methuen defeats Boer forces of Piet Cronjé and Koos de la Rey
  • 1904 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
  • 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
  • 1918 Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania

Historic Event

1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia & Germany abdicates

Election of Interest

1919 American-born Lady Nancy Astor elected as the 1st female member of the 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

Historic Event

1925 7th French government of Aristide Briand sworn-in

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

Murder 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

Historic Event

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

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

  • 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
  • 1944 1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp
  • 1944 400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse
  • 1944 In reprisal 40 Dutch men are executed by Nazis
  • 1944 US 121st Infantry regiment occupies Hurtgen
  • 1946 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert sentenced to death
  • 1946 French Fourth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • 1948 "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV

Historic Event

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

Catholic Encyclical

1959 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum

  • 1960 Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)
  • 1961 General Meeting of UN debates New Guinea

Historic Event

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

Radio Premiere

1967 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Bell Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University

  • 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 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1975 Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed
  • 1979 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica, killing 257 people, making it New Zealand's deadliest peacetime disaster

Papal 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

Election of Interest

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

  • 1983 9th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia 6 launches

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 1993 Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election

Historic Event

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

  • 1994 Norway votes against joining European Union
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 European parliament declares a climate emergency
  • 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 Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, Las Vegas, Nevada: US retains trophy with an 11-8 win over Europe; MVP: Skyler Woodward (USA)
  • 2019 Zimbabwe on the brink of man-made starvation according to the UN
  • 2020 At least 110 people killed in attack on Koshobe village in north-east Nigeria by Boko Haram jihadist group

Historic Event

2020 Joe Biden injures his foot playing with his dog Major

  • 2020 Thousands of farmers begin entering Delhi to protest proposed agriculture reforms
  • 2021 Honduras presidential elections: Xiomara Castro elected country's first female president (declared 2 Dec)
  • 2022 50 million birds killed in record-breaking outbreak of avian flu across the US according to Department of Agriculture, amid similar outbreaks elsewhere around the world [1]
  • 2022 Cocaine “super-cartel” that controlled one-third of European trade broken up in 'Operation Desert Light' by Europol, with 30 tones of the drug seized and 49 people arrested [1]
  • 2022 London's Horniman Museum, becomes first UK museum to return items, including Benin Bronzes to Nigeria, originally looted from Benin City by British troops in 1897 [1]
  • 2022 Merriam-Webster's word of the year is 'gaslighting' while Collins' is 'permacrisis' [1]
  • 2022 Recent protests in Iran have killed 451 protesters and 60 security forces according to Human Rights Activist in Iran group, with 18,000 detained. Iranian government says number killed is 300. [1]