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November 28: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on November 28 throughout history. The 332nd day of the Gregorian calendar is November 28. The New York Stock Exchange reopened following World War I, the Grand Ole Opry began broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, and the first pulsar was discovered on this day.

Sagittarius rules the 28th of November. Ed Harris, Jon Stewart, and Friedrich Engles all have famous birthdays. The 28th of November is also National French Toast Day.

Event

(November 28, 1872)
Wilhelm Reiss was the first person to reach the summit of Ecuador's Cotopaxi, the world's highest active volcano. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(November 28, 1943)
On this day in 1943, the Tehran Conference began, with US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in attendance, at which Stalin urged for an invasion of France. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 28, 1958)
The first successful flight of the SM-65 Atlas, the United States' first operational intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and the first member of the Atlas rocket family. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 28, 1960)
Mauritania declared independence from France and withdrew from the French Community. photo source: wikimedia.org

(November 28, 1989)
All Hail the Queen, Queen Latifah's debut album, helped to revolutionise the previously male-dominated rap genre. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(November 28, 2012)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson and the first in a planned trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's book, had its global premiere in New Zealand. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on November 28, 2020)
David Prowse, English actor (b. 1935).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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