Significant events on 28th November!

Significant events on 28th November!

Published on November 28, 2022 22:50 PM by Sally Harbor

1942 – Fire engulfed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston

The fire accident in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub killed 492 people in the deadliest nightclub and rapidly spread over the basement.

1520 – Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean

Ferdinand Magellan was the Portuguese navigator who reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait.

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1919 – First female member of the British Parliament

Astor is the American-born Lady elected as the first female member of the British Parliament.

1943 – Conferring in Tehran

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During World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin conferred in Tehran.

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1962 – First African-American winner of the Heisman Trophy

Ernie Davis of Syracuse University became the first African-American to be the winner of the Heisman Trophy. 

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1964 – Launched Space Probe Mariner 4

The Space probe Mariner 4 was launched by the United States on a course toward Mars that flew in July 1965, sending images of the red planet.

1979 – Air New Zealand DC-10 crashed into a mountain

Air New Zealand DC-10, en route to the South Pole, crashed into a mountain in Antarctica, killing about 257 people aboard.

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1990 – British Prime Minister was resigned

During an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher resigned as British Prime Minister and then conferred the premiership on John Major.

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1994 – Jeffrey Dahmer was in Wisconsin prison

Jeffrey Dahmer, a serial killer, was slain in Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate. 

1994 – Jerry Rubin died

Jerry Rubin, a Sixties war protester, died in Los Angeles. Two weeks after being hit by a car when he was 56.

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2001 – World's largest energy trader collapsed

Enron Corp, once the world's largest energy trader, collapsed after would-be rescuer Dynegy Inc. Backed out of an $8.4 billion takeover deal.

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2016 – Commercial flight from the United States to Havana

The first commercial flight from the United States to Havana in more than 50 years arrived as the island began week-along memorial services for Fidel Castro.

2018 – Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker

Democrats nominated Nancy Pelosi to become the House Speaker when Democrats took control of the House in January.

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2020 – First woman to participate in a Power Five Conference football game

Sarah Fuller was the first woman to participate in a Power Five conference football game. She kicked off for Vanderbilt to start the second half at Missouri.

Birthdays of some notable persons!

  • Berry Gordy Jr. 93 – Recording executive 
  • Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado 86 – Former Democratic
  • Wilbur Ross 85 – Former U.S. Commerce Secretary 
  • Bruce Channel 82 – Singer-Songwriter
  • Randy Newman 79 – Singer
  • Susan Spencer 76 – CBS News Correspondent
  • Joe Dante 75 – A movie director
  • Paul Shaffer 73 – Former ‘Late Show’ orchestra leader
  • Ed Harris 72 – Actor
  • Barbara Morgan 71 – Former NASA astronaut 
  • S.Epatha Merkerson 70 – Actor
  • Michael Chertoff 69 – Former Homeland Security Secretary
  • Kristine Arnold 66 – Country Singer
  • Judd Nelson 63 – Actor
  • Alfonso Cuaron 61 – Movie Director
  • Matt Cameron 60 – Rock Musician
  • Jane Sibbett, 60 – Actor
  • Jon Stewart 60 – Comedian
  • Garcelle Beauvais 56 – Actor
  • Stephnie Weir 55 – Actor/Comedian
  • Dawn Robinson 54- R&B Singer
  • Gina Tognoni 49 – Actor
  • Garcia 44 – Hip-hop musician
  • Chamillionaire 43- Rapper
  • Ryan Kwanten 46 – Actor
  • Aimee Garcia, 44 – Actor
  • Rostam Batmanglij 49 – Rock musician
  • Tyler Glenn – Rock singer-keyboardist
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead 38 – Actor
  • Trey Songz 38 – R&B Singer
  • Scarlett POmers 34 – Actor
  • Bryshere Gray 29 – Actor
  • Marc-Andre Fleury, 38 – NHL goalie 

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