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28 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

“28 November: What Happened On This Day In History?”


28 November: In a year, the 28th of November is the 332nd day as per the Gregorian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 333rd day of the year.

What special day is today? This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 28th November. We may also need to scan through the events that happened today.

28 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 28 November

Art & Artists

  • 1989 Release of All Hail the Queen, the American rapper Queen Latifah’s first album which got a lot of attention and appreciation.
  • 2012 The world premiere of the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in New Zealand. Peter Jackson directed this 1937 movie which was based on the novel The Hobbit penned by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Science & Technology

  • 1814 A steam-power run printing press was used for the publication of The Times. It became the world’s first newspaper to be produced utilizing this technology.
  • 1958 SM-65 Atlas took its first flight and was very successful. It was the first operational ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile), developed by the US.

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Leaders & Politics

  • 1919 Lady Astor (aka Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor) became a member of the British House of Commons. She became the first woman representative to sit in the house.
  • 1943 The presidents from the US, Soviet Russia, and Britain met at Tehran Conference (during World War II) to talk about war strategy.

People & Society

  • 1720 Mary Read and Anne Bonny, the two female pirates were undergone trial, and conviction and subsequently sentenced to death. As both of them were pregnant (at that time) their executions were delayed. Eventually, Bonny was freed but Marry died in the prison.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

  • 1942Approximately 492 people were killed in a fire incident that happened in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub.
  • 2020 A massacre was done by the Ethiopian National Defence Force and Eritrean Army in Aksum, Ethiopia killed more than 700 civilians in Aksum, Ethiopia.

Discoveries & Explorations

  • 1872Wilhelm Reiss climbed the summit of Cotopaxi. The highest active volcano in the world is located in Ecuador.
  • 1964The Mariner 4 (a spacecraft to probe toward Mars) was launched by NASA.

Leisure & Sports

  • 1895 The first automobile race (54 miles) took place in America between Jackson Park (Chicago) and Evanston (Illinois). Frank Duryea won this historic motor race.

Birth Anniversaries (28 November)

  • 1700  Nathaniel Bliss (English astronomer and mathematician)
  • 1820 Friedrich Engels (German philosopher, co-author of “The Communist Manifesto” (with Karl Marx).
  • 1908 Claude Lévi-Strauss (French social anthropologist)
  • 1950 Ed Harris (American actor)
  • 1984 Andrew Bogut (Australian basketball player)

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Death Anniversaries (28 November)

  • 1890 Jyotirao Govindrao Phule (Indian philosopher and social activist)
  • 1912 Walter Benona Sharp (American businessman)
  • 1972 Havergal Brian (English composer)
  • 2013  Jean-Louis Roux (Canadian actor turned politician)

What Special Day is Today: (28 November)

  • 1821 Independence Day (Panama)
  • 1843 Ka Lā Hui (Hawaiian Independence Day)
  • 1912  Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire
  • 1960 Independence Day (Mauritania)


The factual story of the day (28 November) covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities.

The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day in history.

Providing our readers with authentic facts and figures, for each day, is what boosts us here.

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