On This Day: November 28th

This is 332nd day of the year and 33 days remain in the year.

in history
1520
Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan passed through the strait which bears his name to the Pacific ocean.
1919
American-born Lady Astor became the first woman to take a seat on the British Parliament.
1942
Almost 500 people died in the Coconut Grove nightclub fire in Boston.
1943
Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin met in Tehran for their first meeting during World War II.
1964
The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 4 launched—on its way to the first successful mission to Mars.
1990
Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Great Britain; John Major took over.
November 28 Birthdays
William Blake1757–1827, English Poet, Artist, born in London.
Randy Newmansinger, composer
Ed Harrisactor
Jon StewartTV personality
Berry Gordy, Jr.record company founder and executive
John Wesley Hyattinventor
Henry Baconarchitect
John Bunyanauthor
Friedrich Engelssocialist
Anton Rubinsteinpianist, composer



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