28 November

November 28 is the 332nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 33 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 28th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 28th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Red Planet Day
  • National French Toast Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 28

1991: South Ossetia declares independence

The disputed region of the country of Georgia calls itself the Republic of South Ossetia. The declaration of independence was not recognized by Georgia and was followed by the South Ossetia War. Only a few countries, including Russia and Venezuela, recognize it as a sovereign country.

1975: East Timor independence

East Timor declared its independence from Portugal

1967: First pulsar observed

Graduate student Jocelyn Bell and her advisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University were the first people to observe and discover pulsars. Pulsars are rapidly spinning neutron magnetized stars that emit radiation.

1964: NASA launches Mariner 4

The first spacecraft to make a flyby of Mars, the spacecraft was the first one to send images of a planet back to Earth.

1943: Tehran Conference begins

The Tehran Conference between the US, the UK and the Soviet Union began at the Soviet Embassy in Tehran. The conference dealt with the Axis powers in Europe and Asia and made plans to open up a second front against the Germans in France during WW II.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 28

1962: Jon Stewart, American comedian, actor, television host

1820: Friedrich Engels, German philosopher

1628: John Bunyan, English preacher, author

1489: Margaret Tudor, English wife of James IV of Scotland

1118: Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine Emperor

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 28

2010: Leslie Nielsen, Canadian/American actor

1968: Enid Blyton, English author

1954: Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1859: Washington Irving, American historian, author

1680: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor, painter

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