On this Day in History, November 28

Different countries in the world have marked November 28 as a special day in history. We have compiled a few events that happened in history, on this day.

Read on, you might find one or two things that you had no idea of.

  • 1582William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married.
  • 1919 – American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament.
  • 1943 – Tehran Conference, between the U.S., the UK, and the Soviet Union began, to map out a strategy concerning World War II.
  • 1960 – Mauritania gained independence from France.
  • 1963 – U.S. President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral would be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor.
  • 1964 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched Mariner 4.
  • 1964 – France performed an underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria.
  • 1966 – A coup in Burundi overthrew the monarchy and a republic was declared.
  • 1975 – East Timor declared its independence from Portugal.
  • 1978 – Religious marches were banned by the Iranian government.
  • 1979 – An Air New Zealand DC-10 flying to the South Pole crashed in Antarctica, killing all 257 people aboard.
  • 1981 – New Zealand general election won by ruling National party and Prime Minister Robert Muldoon.
  • 1985 – The Irish Senate approved the Anglo-Irish accord concerning Northern Ireland.
  • 1987 – A South African Airways Boeing 747 crashed into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 passengers on board.
  • 1990 – Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain.
  • 1993 – Carlos Reina won Honduras presidential election.
  • 1994 – Norwegian voters rejected European Union membership.
  • 1995 – U.S. President Clinton signed a $6 billion road bill that ended the federal 55 mph speed limit.
  • 2017 – Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya.
  • 2019 – European parliament declared a climate emergency.


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