28 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • John Bunyan, 1628
  • William Blake, 1757
  • King Maximilian II Bavaria, 1811
  • Friedrich Engels, 1820
  • Stefan Zweig, 1881
  • Brooks Atkinson, 1894
  • José Iturbi, 1895
  • Nancy Mitford, 1904
  • Alberto Moravia, 1907
  • Claude Levi-Strauss, 1908
  • Gloria Grahame, 1925
  • Berry Gordy Jr, 1929
  • Hope Lange, 1933
  • Gary Hart, 1936
  • Paul Warfield, 1942
  • Rita Mae Brown, 1944
  • Alexander Godunov, 1949
  • Paul Shaffer, 1949
  • Ed Harris, 1950
  • John Galliano, 1960
  • Anna Nicole Smith, 1967

Died On This Day:

  • Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, 1680
  • King Maximilian II Bavaria, 1811
  • Washington Irving, 1859
  • George 'Baby Face' Nelson shot dead, 1934
  • James Naismith, 1939
  • Enrico Fermi, 1954
  • Queen Wilhelmina Netherlands, 1962
  • Enid Blyton, 1968
  • Rosalind Russell, 1976
  • Jerry Rubin, 1994
  • Jeffrey Dahmer murdered, 1994
  • Leslie Nielsen, 2010

Today's Events:

  • 1520 - Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing a new ocean which he names the Pacific Ocean because it was so peaceful.
  • 1775 - U.S. Marines appoint first officer - Captain Samuel Nicholas hired at $32 per month.
  • 1821 - Panama declared independent of Spain.
  • 1843 - Britain and France recognize independence of Hawaii.
  • 1863 - Thanksgiving first observed as a regular holiday, as proclaimed by President Lincoln Oct. 3rd.
  • 1895 - First U.S. auto race from Chicago to Waukegan won by James Duryea. Ave. speed 7 1/2 MPH.
  • 1905 - Sinn Fein party founded in Dublin by Arthur Griffith.
  • 1912 - Independence of Albania proclaimed.
  • 1925 - 'Grand Ole Opry' debuts on radio.
  • 1932 - Marx Brothers first radio series 'Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel' premieres on NBC radio.
  • 1943 - President FDR, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin meet in Tehran to discuss how to win the war.
  • 1951 - 'I am a Camera' opens at Empire Theatre, N.Y.
  • 1957 - 'Look Homeward Angel' opens 565 performance run at the Barrymore Theatre N.Y.-Pulitzer prize.
  • 1988 - Picasso's 'Acrobat and Young Harlequin' sells for record $38.5 million at Christies to Japanese.
  • 1990 - Margaret Thatcher succeeded as Prime Minister by Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer, John Major.
  • 2000 - The Netherlands lower house endorses bill to legalize euthanasia, first country in the world.
  • 2007 - Rothschild Fabergé Egg with Clock sold for £9 million, twice the previous record, at Christie's London; World record for Russian object of art.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • James of the March
  • Stephen the Younger
  • Katherine Laboure

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Mauritania (1960), Albania (1912), Panama (1821)
  • Republic Day in Chad and Burundi

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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