28th November, on this day

741 St Gregory III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1095 On the last day of the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II appoints Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy and Count Raymond IV of Toulouse to lead the First Crusade to the Holy Land
1144 Siege of Edessa : Part of the Crusades
1443 Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag.
1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sails around the southern tip of South America and reaches a new ocean which he names the Pacific
1582 In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage license.
1660 At Gresham College, 12 men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society
1729 Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
1785 The Treaty of Hopewell is signed.
1795 US pays $800,000 and a frigate as tribute to Algiers and Tunis
1803 Battle of Argaon : between British under the command of General Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) and the forces of The Rajah of Berar under Sindhia of Gwalior
1814 The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
1821 Panama declares its independence from Spain and joins the Republic Colombia
1843 Hawaiian Independence Day : Britain and France formerly recognise the independence of Hawaii
1853 Olympia established as capital of Washington Territory
1861 Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to the CSA
1862 In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General John Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke's Confederates
1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.
1895 The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
1905 Irish political party Sinn Fein is founded in Dublin by Arthur Griffith
1905 Mataafa impacted the north pier of the Duluth Ship Canal and sank during a storm. Nine of 24 crewmen died of cold weather exposure as Duluthians helplessly watched from shore
1907 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
1908 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pa
1912 Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire
1914 World War I : Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
1918 Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania.
1919 Viscountess (Nancy) Astor becomes Britian's first woman MP, holding a safe Plymouth seat for the Conservative Party in a by-election caused by her husband's elevation to the peeraget
1920 Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence.
1922 Capt Cyril Turner (RAF) gave 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC). Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called
1929 Adm Richard E Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight
1935 Britain's first set of quads - Ann; Ernest; Michael and Paul Miles born in Cambridgeshire
1942 Nearly 500 die in a fire that destroyed Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston MA
1943 Tehran Conference : U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran to discuss war strategy
1944 Albania is liberated by the Albanian partisans.
1948 In the United States, the world's first polaroid cameras go on sale in Boston, Massachussets - developed by Edwin Land
1948 "Hopalong Cassidy" premiers on TV
1958 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within the French community
1958 Congo and Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
1960 Mauritania gains independence from France
1963 1st million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 Beatles "She Loves You" returns to number 1 on UK record chart
1964 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
1965 In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for "more flags" in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
1966 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
1967 In Britain, horse racing is suspended after an outbreak of foot and mouth disease among cattle and there's a ban on the movement of livestock around the country
1975 East Timor declares its independence from Portugal.
1979 The Mount Erebus disaster : An Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mount Erebus on a sightseeing trip, killing all 257 people on board.
1982 Representatives from 88 countries gather in Geneva to discuss world trade and ways to work toward aspects of free trade.
1984 Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.
1986 Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
1987 South African Airways flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board.
1988 Picasso's "Acrobat and
Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million
1989 Velvet Revolution : In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces they will give up their monopoly on political power.
1990 Margaret Thatcher formally tenders her resignation to The Queen and leaves Downing Street for the last time. John Major is elected her successor.
1990 Lee Kuan Yew steps down as the Prime Minister of Singapore, with Goh Chok Tong succeeding him
1991 South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia
1994 Norwegian EU referendum, 1994 : Voters in Norway reject European Union membership
1994 In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium
1997 In the House of Commons, a large majority of MPs approve a Private Member's Bill, introduced by Labour MP Michael Foster, to ban fox hunting
1997 Kosovo Liberation Army, Albanian guerrilla group fighting for freedom of Kosovo, presents in front of the people of Kosovo.
1998 The people of Albania voted for their new Constitution in a referendum
2000 Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze.
2004 166 die in a coal mine accident at Chenjiashan, Tongchuan, Shanxi, China

November 28th 2005

Saddam trial hears first witness

EU warned on 'secret CIA jails'

Climate summit opens in Montreal

November 28th 2006

Pope calls for religious exchange

Bush berates hesitant Nato allies

Weak US 'to hit global growth'

November 28th 2007

Deadly bomb attacks in Sri Lanka

Saudi police arrest 208 militants

Dozens hurt in Mid-East protest

November 28th 2008

Troops battle to end Mumbai siege

Suicide bombing at Iraqi mosque

'Taiwan spy' executed by Beijing

November 28th 2009

Congo boat sinking kills 73

3 Americans dead in China aircrash

Commonwealth leaders in change fund

November 28th 2010

Wikileaks reveals US global fears

Irish 85bn euro bail-out agreed

Brazil forces take over Rio slum

November 28th 2011

Birthdates which occurred on November 28th:

1628 John Bunyan England, cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress)
1632 Jean-Baptiste Lully Florence Italy, composer (Bellerophen)
1757 William Blake English poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience)
1785 Achille-Charles duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)
1804 James O Eastland (sen)
1805 John Stephens US archeologist; founded study of Central America
1810 William Froude England, engineer, naval architect
1820 Friedrich Engels Germany, social philosopher; Marx's collaborator
1821 Nikolai Nekrasov Russia, poet/journalist (Who Can be Happy in Russia?)
1829 Anton Rubinstein Vykhvatinetz Podolia, composer (Omitri Donskoy)
1866 Henry Bacon architect (Lincoln Memorial)
1881 Stefan Zweig Vienna Austria, poet/essayist/dramatist (Beware of Pity)
1894 Brooks Atkinson drama critic (Broadway theater namesake)
1895 Jose Iturbi Valencia Spain, pianist (Pequena danza Espanola)
19-- Gloria Winters Los Angeles CA, actress (Babs-Life With Riley, Sky King)
19-- Jimmy D'Anda rocker (Bulletboys-For the Love of Money)
19-- Matt Cameron Wash, rock vocalist (Soundgarden-Badmotorfinger)
1902 Victor Jory Dawson City Canada, actor (Kings Row, Manhunt)
1907 Alberto Moravia Italian writer (Indifferent Ones)
1908 Claude Levi-Strauss Belgium, social anthropologist (Structure Anthro)
1916 Guy Lapebie France, 100K cyclist (Olympic-silver-1936)
1920 Cecilia Colledge England, figure skater, competed in Olympics at 11 (1932)
1925 Gloria Grahame Los Angeles CA, actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man)
1925 Virginia Hewitt Shreveport La, actress (Carol-Space Patrol)
1929 Berry Gordy Jr Detroit, record company owner (Motown)
1931 Hope Lange Redding Ridge CT, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1936 Gary Hart (Sen-D-Colo), lover
1941 Laura Antonelli Pola Yugoslavia, actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph)
1942 Paul Warfield NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)
1943 Randy Newman singer (Short People, I Love LA, Raindrops)
1949 Alexander Godunov Russia, composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
1949 Paul Shaffer Thunder Bay Ont, orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman)
1950 Ed Harris Tenafly NJ, actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma)
1958 David Van Day rocker (Dollar-Loves Gotta Hold on Me)
1959 Judd Nelson actor (Breakfast Club)
1961 Jane Sibbett actress (Teddy Z)
1964 Cornelia Guest debutante (Debutante's Guide to Life)
1967 Vickie Smith Houston TX, playmate (May, 1992)


Deaths which occurred on November 28th:
1262 Shinran founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies
1827 Dov Baer Schneersohn Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies
1939 James A Naismith creator of basketball, dies at 78
1945 Dwight Davis donator of the Davis cup, dies
1960 Richard Wright dies at 52 in Paris France
1962 Queen Mother Wilhelmina of Netherlands, dies at 82
1963 Fred Uttal TV host (QED), dies at 55
1963 Karyn Kupcinet actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), murdered at 23
1964 Charles Meredith actor (Court of Last Resort), dies at 70
1971 Wasfi Tal Jordan's PM, assassinated in Cairo
1976 Rosalind Russell dies at 68
1977 Trevor Bardette actor (Clanton-Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 75
1983 Christopher George actor, dies at 54 of a heart attack
1986 Herb Vigran actor (Ernest-Ed Wynn Show), dies at 76
1987 Choh Hao Li bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74

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