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!
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- Red Planet Day
- National French Toast Day
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.
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
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