November 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1520 - After navigating through a strait at the southern end of South America, three ships under the command ofPortuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
- 1811 - Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
- 1814 - The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic,steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenigand Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
- 1919 - Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons.
- 1964 - Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe towardMars.
- Famous Birthdays: William Froude (English engineer and architect), Friedrich Engels (German philosopher), John Wesley Hyatt (American inventor ), Helen Magill White (American first woman to earn a Ph.D.), James Allen (English author and poet)
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