Osun Defender History Corner: November 28 In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: November 28 In Focus
  • PublishedNovember 28, 2023

Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day.

November 28th, 1520

Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after navigating through the strait that now bears his name.

November 28th, 1582

William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway.

November 28th, 1660

At Gresham College in London, the scientist Robert Boyle demonstrated his law about the relationship between the pressure and volume of a gas, known as Boyle’s Law.

November 28th, 1814

The Times in London was for the first time printed by automatic, steam-powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer.

November 28th, 1895

The first American automobile race took place, a 54-mile course from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois.

November 28th, 1925

The Grand Ole Opry, one of the longest-running live radio programs in the world, premiered in Nashville, Tennessee.

November 28th, 1942

In Boston, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub claimed 492 lives.

November 28th, 1958

The African country of Chad gained independence from France.

November 28th, 1960

Mauritania became independent from France.

November 28th, 1971

The Soviet Union launched the Mars 3 spacecraft, which later became the first spacecraft to land on Mars.

November 28th, 1979

Air New Zealand Flight 901, a sightseeing DC-10, crashed into Mount Erebus in Antarctica, killing all 257 people on board.

November 28th, 1987

South African Airways Flight 295 crashed into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on board.

November 28th, 1994

In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was clubbed to death by an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution.

November 28th, 2002

NATO invited Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to become full members.

November 28th, 2008

Gunmen attacked multiple locations in Mumbai, India, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, leading to several days of terror that resulted in more than 160 deaths.

November 28th, 2012

A factory fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killed at least 112 people.

November 28th, 2015

An active shooter attack occurred at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, resulting in three deaths.

November 28th, 2019

NASA’s InSight lander successfully landed on Mars to study the planet’s interior.

November 28th, 2019

China launched the Chang’e-5 mission to collect and return lunar samples, marking a significant achievement in its space program.

November 28th, 2020

Prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated near Tehran, with Iran blaming Israel for the attack.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on November 28th. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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