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November 28 - Today in History
By Staff
Nov 28, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0587 - Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram takes cousin Childebert II as heir
0741 - St Gregory III dies, ending his reign as Catholic Pope
1262 - Shinran, founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies
1340 - Battle of Salado Spain: last Moor invasion driven back
1443 - George Kastriotis [Skanderberg] proclaims Albania principality
1520 - Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
1569 - Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
1582 - Playwright & poet William Shakespeare weds Anne Hathaway
1660 - London Royal Society forms
1670 - Pierre Corneille's "Tite et B�r�nice," premieres in Paris
1710 - Battle at Brihuega: English General Stanhope captured
1745 - -29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY
1757 - England condemns ceasefire of Kloster-Seven
1775 - Second Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
1776 - Washington & his troops cross Delaware River
1795 - US pays $800,000 & a frigate as tribute to Algiers & Tunis
1813 - Kosacks occupy Utrecht
1821 - Panama declares independence from Spain
1833 - Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
1847 - Bologna: church San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo
1853 - Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory
1854 - Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo
1859 - Washington Irving, US author (Geoffrey Crayon, gent), dies
1861 - Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army
1862 - Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
1862 - Battle of Hooly Spring, Mississippi
1864 - Third day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia
1864 - Battle of New Creek, West Virginia (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly)
1871 - Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina
1875 - Verney Cameroon reaches East Africa
1879 - Battle at Lydenburg S Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu
1895 - America's first auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH
1899 - Battle of Mud river (Boer general. Cronj� beats British gen Methuen)
1904 - Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
1905 - Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin
1906 - Tommy Burns and Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for hw boxing title
1908 - 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa
1911 - Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico
1912 - Albania declares it's Indepenence from Turkey
1913 - Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andr� Spaul in Paris
1916 - First (German) air attack on London
1918 - Emperor Wilhelm of Prussia & Germany, abdicates
1919 - US-born Lady Astor elected 1st female member of British Parliament
1921 - Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bah (Bah '� festival-Qawl 6, 78)
1922 - 6 old minsters in Greece executed
1922 - Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives first skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called
1924 - Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves 2nd Chamber
1925 - 7th French government of Briand sworn-in
1925 - Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn
1925 - NHL goalie Georges V�zina collapses & dies of TB 4 months later
1929 - Admiral Richard E Byrd makes first South Pole flight
1929 - Ernie Nevers scores all 40 points for Chicago Cards vs Bears (NFL record)
1932 - France & USSR signs not-attack treaty
1932 - Groucho Marx performed on radio for first time
1934 - Churchill tells Premier Baldwin not to under estimate German air power
1938 - 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB)
1939 - James A Naismith, creator of basketball, dies at 78
1939 - Nazi Governor-General of Poland, Hans Frank organizes Judenrat
1939 - Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-attack treaty
1940 - Nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist
1940 - Cleveringa arrested by nazis
1941 - German troops vacate Rostov
1942 - 500 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
1942 - Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire kills 602 (Boston, Massachusetts)
1943 - FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
1944 - First allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp
1944 - 400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse
1944 - Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP
1944 - Bijnen, Dutch opposition leader (LKP), shot to death in Apeldoorn
1944 - Joop Brouwer de Koning, youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25
1944 - In reprisal, 40 Dutch men are executed by Nazis
1945 - Aust Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta
1946 - French government of Bidault, resigns
1946 - Landverrader Anton Mussert to death sentenced
1948 - "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
1948 - First Polaroid camera sold
1950 - Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
1951 - Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
1953 - 41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
1954 - First pro football game in Netherlands
1954 - Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
1957 - Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Awar
1958 - AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
1958 - Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
1958 - Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
1958 - George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
1958 - US reports first full-range firing of an ICBM
1959 - 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
1959 - Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum
1960 - CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
1960 - Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)
1961 - Ernest Davis is first black to win Heisman Trophy
1961 - General Meeting of UN debates about New-Guinea
1962 - Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948), dies at 82
1962 - Telegraph between Netherlands & Indonesia restored
1963 - First million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 - Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 on UK record chart
1963 - Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1964 - 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
1964 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964 - Mariner 4 launched; first probe to fly by Mars
1965 - Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1966 - Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
1966 - Dominican Republic adopts constitution
1967 - 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)
1967 - The first pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected
1969 - Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
1970 - 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
1971 - 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
1972 - LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to Calif Angels
1973 - Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
1973 - Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
1974 - Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
1974 - John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in MSG NYC)
1975 - Democratic Republic East-Timor proclaimed
1975 - Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley
1976 - 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
1978 - 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)
1978 - Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years
1979 - Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica kills 257
1979 - LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year
1981 - Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football's winningest coach
1982 - 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
1982 - 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
1983 - 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched
1985 - 6th Belgium govt of Martens forms
1986 - Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
1986 - Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
1986 - NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-NY Jets football game
1987 - South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
1988 - Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million
1989 - Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract
1989 - Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Majors
1993 - 81st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 33-23
1993 - Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election
1994 - Norway votes against joining European Union
1994 - Jeffrey Dahmer, [Butcher of Milwaukee], killer, killed in prison at 34
1994 - Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party), dies at 56
1995 - James Brady, former white house press sect, suffers a heart attack
1997 - Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head," on MTV

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