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What happened on November 28
- November 28, 0741 St Gregory III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
- November 28, 1095 "On the last day of the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II appoints Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy and Count Raymond IV of Toulouse to lead the First Crusade to the Holy Land."
- November 28, 1443 Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag.
- November 28, 1520 "After navigating through the South American strait, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific."
- November 28, 1520 Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
- November 28, 1582 "In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespere and Anne Hathaway pay a 40 bond for their marriage license."
- November 28, 1582 "William Shakespeare, 18, and Anne Hathaway, 26, pay a 40-pound bond for their marriage license in Stratford-upon-Avon."
- November 28, 1660 "At Gresham College, 12 men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society."
- November 28, 1729 "Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi."
- November 28, 1785 The Treaty of Hopewell is signed.
- November 28, 1795 "US pays $800,000 anda frigate as tribute to Algiers andTunis"
- November 28, 1814 "The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience."
- November 28, 1821 Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins the Great Colombia.
- November 28, 1843 Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
- November 28, 1853 Olympia established as capital of Washington Territory
- November 28, 1861 Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to the CSA
- November 28, 1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.
- November 28, 1895 "America's first auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner averages 7 MPH"
- November 28, 1895 "The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours."
- November 28, 1905 Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Fin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
- November 28, 1907 "In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater."
- November 28, 1908 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa
- November 28, 1912 Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
- November 28, 1914 "World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading."
- November 28, 1918 Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania.
- November 28, 1919 Britain's House of Commons ceased being the exclusive domain of men when the first woman in British history was elected to a seat in Parliament
- November 28, 1919 "Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit as a British MP, although not the first to be elected that was Countess Markiewicz."
- November 28, 1919 US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British Parliament
- November 28, 1920 "Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence."
- November 28, 1922 "Capt Cyril Turner (RAF) gave first skywriting exhibition (NYC). Turner spelled out ""Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200."" 47,000 called"
- November 28, 1925 Famed NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses in a game and dies of TB 4months later
- November 28, 1925 The country variety show Grand Ole Opry makes its radio debut on station WSM.
- November 28, 1929 Adm Richard E Byrd makes first South Pole flight
- November 28, 1929 Ernie Nevers of the then Chicago Cardinals scores all the points in this game as the Cardinals defeat the Chicago Bears 40-6.
- November 28, 1929 Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chicago Cards vs Bears (NFL record)
- November 28, 1942 Nearly 500 die in a fire that destroyed Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston MA
- November 28, 1942 Roll out of the first B-24 Liberator made in Ford's Willow Run plant.
- November 28, 1942 "The first production Ford bomber, the B-24 Liberator, rolled off the assembly line at Ford's massive Willow Run plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan"
- November 28, 1942 "World War II saw the U.S. government ask its people to make a truly noble sacrifice--forgoing coffee. The government put the pinch to caffeine addicts across the nation, announcing coffee rationing to help aid the war effort."
- November 28, 1943 "FDR, Churchill and Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy"
- November 28, 1943 "World War II: Tehran Conference U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran to discuss war strategy."
- November 28, 1944 Albania is liberated by the Albanian partisans.
- November 28, 1948 """Hopalong Cassidy"" premiers on TV"
- November 28, 1958 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within the French community
- November 28, 1958 "Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community."
- November 28, 1958 Congo and Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
- November 28, 1958 "George ""Punch"" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs"
- November 28, 1960 Mauritania becomes independent of France.
- November 28, 1960 Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)
- November 28, 1963 "Beatles ""She Loves You"" returns to #1 on UK record chart"
- November 28, 1963 "First million copy record prior to release ""I Want to Hold Your Hand"""
- November 28, 1964 Mariner 4 launched; first probe to fly by Mars
- November 28, 1964 Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.
- November 28, 1965 "President Elect Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines states that he will send troops to South Vietnam, in response to President Lyndon Johnson's call for ""more flags"" in Vietnam."
- November 28, 1965 "Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for ""more flags"" in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam."
- November 28, 1966 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
- November 28, 1968 John Lennon is fined œ150 for unauthorized drug possession
- November 28, 1970 Number one hit on UK music charts - Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knockin'
- November 28, 1972 Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
- November 28, 1974 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
- November 28, 1974 "John Lennon performs on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City with Elton John, as a result of losing a wager that his song ""Whatever Gets You Thru the Night"" (which Elton also played and sang on) would hit #1 on the pop chart (on November 11). This would also be Lennon's final concert appearance."
- November 28, 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."
- November 28, 1975 East Timor declares its independence from Portugal.
- November 28, 1975 "Wings release ""Venus and Mars/Rock Show"" medley"
- November 28, 1979 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257
- November 28, 1979 "The Mount Erebus disaster: An Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mount Erebus on a sightseeing trip, killing all 257 people on board."
- November 28, 1981 Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg andbecome college football's winningest coach
- November 28, 1982 Representatives from 88 countries gather in Geneva to discuss world trade and ways to work toward aspects of free trade.
- November 28, 1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched
- November 28, 1984 "Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States."
- November 28, 1984 "The movie ""A Christmas Story"" was released in France"
- November 28, 1986 NBC's Ahmad Rashad heard the acceptance of his marriage proposal from Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of the Detroit Lions-New York Jets football game.
- November 28, 1986 Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for first time
- November 28, 1987 "South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die"
- November 28, 1988 "Picasso's ""Acrobat and Harlequin"" sells for $38.46 million"
- November 28, 1990 "Lee Kuan Yew steps down as the Prime Minister of Singapore, with Goh Chok Tong succeeding him."
- November 28, 1990 Margaret Thatcher formally tenders her resignation to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and leaves Downing Street for the last time. John Major is elected her successor.
- November 28, 1994 "In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium."
- November 28, 1994 "Voters in Norway reject European Union membership (see Norwegian EU referendum, 1994)."
- November 28, 1997 "First public appearance of Kosova Liberation Army(UK), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group fighting for freedom of Kosovo."
- November 28, 1997 Netscape disputes browser figures by countering Dataquest's estimates that said that Microsoft was gaining ground in the browser market.
- November 28, 1997 Online music retailer CDNow filed for an IPO on this day in 1997
- November 28, 1998 The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum.
- November 28, 2000 Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze.
- November 28, 2004 "Male Poo-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."
- November 28, 2009 A Chinese court hears the first civil lawsuit by a parent whose child fell ill during last year's tainted milk scandal.
- November 28, 2009 A second day of voting in national and presidential elections in Namibia takes place.
- November 28, 2009 At least 73 people die as a ferry sinks in Lake Mai-Ndombe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- November 28, 2009 Japan launches its fifth spy satellite on the H-IIA rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center.
- November 28, 2009 "Pakistan's National Reconciliation Ordinance, issued by former President Pervez Musharraf in October 2007 to provide several thousand politicians (including current President Asif Ali Zardari) amnesty from charges of political corruption, expires."
- November 28, 2009 "Protesters and police clash at a demonstration protesting a meeting of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland."
- November 28, 2009 Russia's prosecutor general opens a criminal case into the 2009 Nevsky Express bombing which killed at least 26 people yesterday.
- November 28, 2009 Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka announces he will run for President in the presidential election next year.
- November 28, 2009 The death toll in a ferry accident in southern Bangladesh rises to 33.
- November 28, 2009 "The Government of Ireland promises more money to the flood relief fund as ongoing flooding worsens in some counties, including Clare, Galway and Offaly."
- November 28, 2009 Three people are killed and four injured after a Zimbabwean cargo plane catches fire at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
- November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving day - US - (always last Thursday of November)