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History Of Day

Historical Events - November 28

1520 : Ferdinand Magellan began crossing the Pacific Ocean.

1660 : The Royal Society was formed in London.

1676 : French occupation of Puducherry, a fertile region of eastern India and an important port on the coast of Bay of Bengal.

1814 : The Times of London became the first newspaper to be produced on a steam-powered Printing Press. 

1821 : Panama declared its independence from Spain.

1893 : Women’s suffrage in New Zealand concluded with the 1893 New Zealand general election.

1912 : Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire. 

1960 : Mauritania gained independence from France.

1964 : NASA’s Mariner-4 spacecraft launched to Mars.

1967 : Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Anthony Hewish first proved the existence of pulsar stars.

1975 : East Timor gained independence from Portugal.

1997 : Indian Prime Minister I.K. Gujral resigned from his post


Famous Birthdays   – November 28  

1757: William Blake, an English poet, painter, and printmaker. 

1820: Friedrich Engels, a German philosopher, historian, communist, social scientist, sociologist, journalist, political activist, and businessman.

1862: Henry McMahon, a British Indian Army officer, and diplomat. The famous McMahon line was named after him.

1867: Chandra Kumar Agarwala, an eminent writer, poet, journalist from Assam.

1887: Ernst Röhm, a German military officer and an early member of the Nazi Party.

1938: Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi, an Indian scholar of Vachana Sahitya in the Kannada-language.

1945: Amar Goswami, a senior journalist, and one of the prominent fiction writers of Hindi literature.

Death Anniversaries  – November 28

1890Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, an Indian social reformer.

1893: Sir Alexander Cunningham, a British army engineer.

1939: James Naismith, a Canadian-American physical educator, inventor of the Basketball.

1954: Enrico Fermi, Nobel Prize-winning Italian-American physicist.

1962: K. C. Dey, an Indian Singer, music composer, and actor.

1967: Pandurang Mahadev Bapat, popularly known as Senapati Bapat, an Indian freedom fighter.

1968: Enid Blyton, an English children’s writer.

1999: Hanuman Prasad Mishra, a fiddle player of the Banaras family, winner of the Academy Award.

2012: Zig Ziglar, American author.



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