About November 28

November 28, 2022 is the 332nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 55 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 28

  • 1443
    Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag.
  • 1520
    After navigating through a strait at the southern end of South America, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
  • 1627
    The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliva.
  • 1660
    At Gresham College, 12 men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society.
  • 1811
    Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
  • 1893
    Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.
  • 1895
    The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
  • 1909
    Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.
  • 1917
    The Estonian Provincial Assembly declares itself the sovereign power of Estonia.
  • 1918
    Bukovina votes for the union with the Kingdom of Romania.
  • 1920
    Irish War of Independence: Kilmichael Ambush - The Irish Republican Army ambush a convoy of British Auxiliaries and kill seventeen.
  • 1943
    World War II: Tehran Conference – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran to discuss war strategy.
  • 1964
    Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.
  • 1966
    Michel Micombero overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president.
  • 1972
    Last executions in Paris, of the Clairvaux Mutineers, Roger Bontems and Claude Buffet, guillotined at La Sante Prison. (Bontems had been found innocent of murder by the court, but as Buffet’s accomplice is condemned to death anyway.) The chief executioner is Andre Obrecht.
  • 1979
    Air New Zealand Flight 901, a DC-10 operated sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.
  • 1987
    South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board.
  • 1989
    Cold War: Velvet Revolution – In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power.
  • 2002
    Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air-missiles.

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