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Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 28 - The Day in History

November 28 : General Interest
1520: Magellan reaches the Pacific

After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic... read more


American Revolution
1777 : John Adams replaces Silas Deane
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-adams-replaces-silas-deane

Automotive
1895 : Duryea Motor Wagon wins first car race in U.S.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/duryea-motor-wagon-wins-first-car-race-in-us

Civil War
1862 : North and South skirmish at the Battle of Cane Hill
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/-battle-of-cane-hill-arkansas

Cold War
1989 : Czechoslovakian Communist Party gives up monopoly on political power
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/czechoslovakian-communist-party-gives-up-monopoly-on-political-power

Crime
1987 : A media controversy ignites over the case of Tawana Brawley
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-media-controversy-ignites-over-the-case-of-tawana-brawley

Disaster
1979 : Plane crashes over Antarctica
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plane-crashes-over-antarctica

General Interest
1919 : Lady Astor becomes MP
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lady-astor-becomes-mp
1994 : Jeffrey Dahmer murdered in prison
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jeffrey-dahmer-murdered-in-prison

Hollywood
1962 : Talk-show host and comedian Jon Stewart born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/talk-show-host-and-comedian-jon-stewart-born

Literary
1582 : William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-shakespeare-marries-anne-hathaway

Music
1964 : The Shangri-Las score a #1 hit with "Leader Of The Pack"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-shangri-las-score-a-1-hit-with-quotleader-of-the-packquot

Old West
1925 : The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-grand-ole-opry-begins-broadcasting

Presidential
1943 : FDR attends Tehran Conference
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-attends-tehran-conference

Sports
1895 : Frank Duryea wins first U.S. horseless-carriage race
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/frank-duryea-wins-first-us-horseless-carriage-race

Vietnam War
1964 : Johnson advised to bomb North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-advised-to-bomb-north-vietnam
1965 : The Philippines agrees to send troops to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-philippines-agrees-to-send-troops-to-south-vietnam

World War I
1914 : New York Stock Exchange resumes bond trading
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-stock-exchange-resumes-bond-trading

World War II
1954 : Enrico Fermi, architect of the nuclear age, dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/enrico-fermi-architect-of-the-nuclear-age-dies


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