November 28


Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan passed through the strait which bears his name to the Pacific ocean.


American-born Lady Astor became the first woman to take a seat on the British Parliament.


Almost 500 people died in the Coconut Grove nightclub fire in Boston.


Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin met in Tehran for their first meeting during World War II.


The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 4 launched—on its way to the first successful mission to Mars.


Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Great Britain; John Major took over.

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