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This was 332nd day of the year and 33 days remained in the year.

November 28 Birthdays

William Blake
1757–1827, English Poet, Artist, born in London.

John Bunyan
author (1628)

Friedrich Engels
socialist (1820)

Anton Rubinstein
pianist, composer (1829)

John Wesley Hyatt
inventor (1837)

Henry Bacon
architect (1866)

Berry Gordy, Jr.
record company founder and executive (1929)

Randy Newman
singer, composer (1943)

Ed Harris
actor (1950)

Jon Stewart
TV personality (1962)

November 28 in History


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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