11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 28th November


Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1520 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic

2. 1905 - Sinn Fein is founded by Arthur Griffith

3. 1919 - American-born Lady Astor becomes the first woman to take a seat in the UK Parliament

4. 1942 - Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin meet in Tehran for their first meeting during World War II

5. 1964 - The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 4 is launched on its way to the first successful mission to Mars

6. 1967 - Horse racing is suspended in Britain due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease

7. 1968 - English children's writer Enid Blyton dies

8. 1990 - Margaret Thatcher formally tenders her resignation to the Queen and leaves Downing Street as UK Prime Minister for the last time

9. 1994 - Norway has for a second time rejected membership of the European Union in a referendum after a closely-fought campaign

10. 1999 - Eleven people are injured in a sword attack at a church in south London, after a naked man wielding a Samurai sword bursts in during Sunday Mass

11. 2010 - Wikileaks release 250,000 classified documents and sensitive national security information sent by U.S. embassies; the U.S. condemns the unauthorized disclosure

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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