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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

1895 : Duryea Motor Wagon wins first car race in U.S.

Civil War
1862 : North and South skirmish at the Battle of Cane Hill

Cold War
1989 : Czechoslovakian Communist Party gives up monopoly on political power

1987 : A media controversy ignites over the case of Tawana Brawley

1979 : Plane crashes over Antarctica

General Interest
1919 : Lady Astor becomes MP
1994 : Jeffrey Dahmer murdered in prison

1962 : Talk-show host and comedian Jon Stewart born

1582 : William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway

1964 : The Shangri-Las score a #1 hit with "Leader Of The Pack"

Old West
1925 : The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting

1943 : FDR attends Tehran Conference

1895 : Frank Duryea wins first U.S. horseless-carriage race

Vietnam War
1964 : Johnson advised to bomb North Vietnam
1965 : The Philippines agrees to send troops to South Vietnam

World War I
1914 : New York Stock Exchange resumes bond trading

World War II
1954 : Enrico Fermi, architect of the nuclear age, dies


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