Today in History - November 28

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587        Nov 28, Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram took cousin Childebert II as heir.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1058        Nov 28, Kazimierz I Restaurator (b.1015), grand duke of Poland (1034-58), died. He succeeded in reuniting the central Polish lands under the hegemony of the Holy Roman Empire, but he was never crowned king.
    (MC, 11/28/01)(www.infoplease.com)

1340        Nov 28, In the Battle of Salado, Spain, the last Moor invasion was driven back.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1493        Nov 28, Christopher Columbus arrived La Navidad, Hispaniola. He found the fort burned and his men from the 1st voyage dead. According to the account of Guacanagari, the local chief who had befriended Columbus on the first voyage, the men at Navidad had fallen to arguing among themselves over women and gold.
    (http://www1.minn.net/~keithp/v2.htm)

1499        Nov 28, Edward Plantagenet, 18th Count of Warwick, was beheaded.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1503        Nov 28, Giuliano della Rovere (1443-1513) was crowned as Pope Julius II.
    (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08562a.htm)

1520        Nov 28, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait, the straits of Magellan, and entered the “Sea of the South."
    (V.D.-H.K.p.177)(AP, 11/28/97)

1628        Nov 28, John Bunyan, English preacher and writer who wrote “Pilgrim’s Progress," was born.
    (HN, 11/28/98)

1632        Nov 28, Jean-Baptiste Lully, composer, was born in Florence, Italy. [see Feb 28]
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1660        Nov 28, The London Royal Society formed. Founding members included astronomer Christopher Wren, William Petty, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins and Lawrence Rooke.
    (www.royalsoc.ac.uk/page.asp?id=2176)(Econ, 6/7/08, p.98)

1670        Nov 28, Pierre Corneille's "Tite et Berenice," premiered in Paris.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1678        Nov 28, England's King Charles II accused his wife, Catherine of Braganza, of treason. Her crime? She had yet to bear him children.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1680        Nov 28 Giovanni "Gian" Lorenzo Bernini (b.Dec 7,1598), Sculptor, Painter, Architect, Italian, the greatest sculptor of the 17th century, died.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1695        Nov 28, Giovanni Paulo Colonna (58), composer, died.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1729        Nov 28, Natchez Indians massacred most of the 300 French settlers and soldiers at Fort Rosalie, Louisiana.
    (HN, 11/28/98)

1745        Nov 28-29, French troops attacked Indians at Saratoga, NY.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1757        Nov 28, William Blake (1757-1827), English artist-printer, was born in London. He wrote “Songs of Innocence" and “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell." His last book was “Jerusalem," of which he made only five copies. In 1996 Peter Ackroyd published: “Blake: A Biography."
    (LSA,Spg,1995,p.17)(WUD,1994,p.155)(WSJ,4/9/96,p.A16)(WSJ,4/2397,p.A16)(HN, 11/28/98)

1775        Nov 28, The 2nd Continental Congress formally established the US Navy.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1776        Nov 28, Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1784        Nov 28, Ferdinand Reis, composer, was born.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1785        Nov 28, William Whipple (b. Jan 14, 1730), died. He was a Judge, Jurist, Revolutionary and Declaration of Independence signer.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1794        Nov 28, Friedrich WLGA von Steuben (64), Prussian-US inspector-general of Washington’s army, died in Oneida, NY. Baron von Steuben, a former Prussian captain, had arrived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1777, and despite false credentials, was hired to drill and train Washington’s Continental Army. His manual of arms, known as the “Blue Book," shaped basic training for American recruits for generations to come. In 2008 Paul Lockhart authored “The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army."
    (WSJ, 11/8/08, p.W9)(WSJ, 11/8/08, p.W9)

1795        Nov 28, US paid $800,000 and a frigate as tribute to Algiers and Tunis.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1805        Nov 28, John Stephens, US archaeologist, was born. He founded the study of Central America.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1806        Nov 28, French forces led by Joachim Murat entered Warsaw.
    (AP, 11/28/06)

1815        Nov 28, Johann Peter Salomon (70), composer, died.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1820        Nov 28, Friedrich Engels (d.1895), German social philosopher; Marx's collaborator, was born.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.257)(MC, 11/28/01)

1829        Nov 28, Anton Rubinstein (d.1894), pianist and composer (Omitri Doskoy), was born in Vykhvatinetz, Podolia. He was the teacher of Tchaikovsky and considered the only rival of Liszt. His work included 6 symphonies, dozens of concertos and chamber works, and 20 operas, of which only “The Demon" has shown staying power. It was based on Lermontov’s Byronic poem.
    (WSJ, 7/16/96, p.A9)(MC, 11/28/01)

1833        Nov 28, Charles Darwin rode through Las Pietras while returning to Montevideo.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1837        Nov 28, John Wesley Hyatt (d.1920), inventor (celluloid), was born.
    (MC, 11/28/01)(ON, 11/03, p.4)

1847        Nov 28, In Bologna the church San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali opened with the premier of Rossini's "Tantum Ergo."
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1853        Nov 28, Olympia was established as capital of the Washington Territory.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1859        Nov 28, Washington Irving (b. Apr 3,1783) American essayist, author, historian, biographer, attorney/lawyer, died. He was buried in the Hudson Valley Old Dutch Church cemetery in Tarrytown. He was born in New York City and wrote the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." In 2007 Andrew Burstein authored “The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving."
    (USAT, 11/12/99, p.2D)(WSJ, 2/27/07, p.D5)

1861        Nov 28, The Confederate Congress admitted Missouri to the Confederacy, although Missouri had not yet seceded from the Union.
    (DT net, 11/28/97) (HN, 11/28/98)

1862        Nov 28, The Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas, left 475 casualties. In late November, Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Hindman detached Brig. Gen. John Marmaduke's cavalry from Van Buren north to occupy the Cane Hill area. Hearing of this movement, Brig. Gen. James Blunt advanced to meet Marmaduke's command and destroy it, if possible. The Union vanguard encountered Col. Joe Shelby's brigade, which fought a delaying action to protect their supply trains. Shelby gradually gave ground until establishing a strong defensive perimeter on Cove Creek where he repulsed a determined attack. The Federals withdrew to Cane Hill, while the Confederates returned to Van Buren.
    (http://www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/battles/ar004.htm)
1862        Nov 28, Battle of Hooly Spring, Ms.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1864        Nov 28, 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro and Jones's Plantation, Georgia.
    (MC, 11/28/01)
1864        Nov 28, Battle of New Creek, WV, (Rosser's Raid, Ft. Kelly).
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1866        Nov 28, Henry Bacon, architect (Lincoln Memorial), was born.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1868        Nov 28, Mt. Etna in Sicily erupted violently.
    (HN, 11/28/98)

1872        Nov 28, The Modoc War of 1872-73 began in Siskiyou County, northern California when fighting broke out between Modoc Chief Captain Jack and a cavalry detail led by Captain James Jackson. At Lava Beds National Monument in northern California 52 [60] Modoc warriors held off over 1,000 US Army troops for five months. The 4 year conflict was described in the 1997 book “Hell with the Fire Out" by Arthur Quinn, a re-creation of the war from eye-witness accounts.
    (SFC,10/16/96,zz1p.1)(SFEC, 4/6/97, BR p.5)(SFEC, 10/25/98, p.T9)(HN, 11/28/98)

1881        Nov 28, Stefan Zweig (d.1942), poet, essayist, dramatist (Beware of Pity), was born in Vienna, Austria.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefan_Zweig)

1887        Nov 28, Ernst Roehm, early Nazi and German staff member, later Bolivian leader, was born.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1891        Nov 28, The National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (now IBEW) was founded in St. Louis, home of Local 1.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1895        Nov 28, Jose Iturbi, pianist (Pequena danza Espanola), was born in Valencia, Spain.
    (MC, 11/28/01)
1895        Nov 28, America's first auto race between gasoline-powered automobiles was staged on Thanksgiving Day. The race, sponsored by the Chicago Times Herald, was to be run along a 52-mile course of muddy, frozen streets from Jackson Park to Waukegan, Illinois. The race attracted 80 entries but only six starters. James Franklin Duryea drove his brother’s car (Charles Edgar Duryea) in the first automobile race from Chicago to Waukegan over 52 miles of snowy roads at an average 7.5 mph. He collected $2,000 from the Chicago Times-Herald. It took him 7 hours and 53 minutes to complete the round trip. The average speed was 7 mph. 80 cars entered the race, 6 started and 2 finished. J. Frank Duryea, driving the Duryea at an average speed of 5 mph, crossed the finish line 10 hours and 23 minutes after the start. One other participant was forced to drop out of the race, suffering from hypothermia.
    (SFC, 5/17/97, p.E3)(AP, 11/28/97)(DT net, 11/28/97)(HNPD, 11/28/98)

1899        Nov 28, The British were victorious over the Boers at Modder River.
    (HN, 11/28/98)

1901        Nov 28, Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G premiered.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1904        Nov 28, Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), was born. The eldest of 7 Mitford children was born to Lord and Lady Redesdale. In 2001 Mary S. Lovell authored “The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family." Jessica Mitford, author of “The American Way of Death" (1963) died in 1996.
    (SSFC, 1/6/02, p.M1)(MC, 11/28/01)

1905        Nov 28, Arthur Griffith formed Sinn Fein in Dublin. Sinn Fein is Gaelic for "we ourselves," but also for "ourselves alone." This political party became the unofficial political wing of militant Irish groups in their struggle against British rule.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1906        Nov 28, Philadelphia Jack O'Brien and Tommy Burns fought to no decision in a 20-round draw in a world heavyweight title bout in Los Angeles.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1907        Nov 28, Alberto Moravia, Italian novelist, novelist, was born. His work included “The Conformist" and “Conjugal Love."
    (HN, 11/28/00)
1907        Nov 28, Future movie producer Louis B. Mayer opened his first movie theater, in Haverhill, Mass.
    (AP, 11/28/07)

1908        Nov 28, Claude Levi-Strauss, French anthropologist, was born.
    (HN, 11/28/98)
1908        Nov 28, 154 men died in a coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pa.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1910        Nov 28, In San Francisco John Edwards, knows as the “King of the Opium Ring," was arrested at his home at 133 Fillmore. Drugs found included 40 pounds of crude opium. His arrest followed a police raid in Chinatown on Nov 26 in which 210 persons were arrested.
    (SSFC, 11/28/10, p.50)

1911        Nov 28, Zapata proclaimed Plan of Ayala, Mexico.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1912        Nov 28, Albanian delegates at Vlora declared the independence of Albania and established a provisional government. This marked Albania’s Independence Day.
    (www, Albania, 1998)(SSFC, 11/25/12, p.H3)

1913        Nov 28, Heavyweight Jack Johnson KO’d Andre Spaul in Paris.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1916        Nov 28, Vyes Theriault, French-Canadian author, novelist, was born.
    (HN, 11/28/00)
1916        Nov 28, Hiram Bingham, American explorer, wrote a letter to Gilbert H. Graham, the president of National Geographic, in which he stated that artifacts from his 3rd expedition to Peru belonged to the Peruvian government, which expected their return in 18 months. A dispute over the return of artifacts from Yale back to Peru continued in 2006. In 2010 Yale made arrangements to return the collection in stages over the next 2 years.
    (SFC, 3/10/06, p.A12)(Econ, 11/27/10, p.47)
1916        Nov 28, First (German) air attack on London.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1917        Nov 28, Fred and Adele Astaire debut on Broadway in the Sigmund Romberg revue "Over the Top".
    (DT net, 11/28/97)(MC, 11/28/01)

1918        Nov 28, Kaiser Wilhelm of Prussia and Germany, abdicated.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1919        Nov 28, American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)(HN, 11/28/98)

1920        Nov 28, The film "The Mark of Zorro" with Douglas Fairbanks opened in NYC at the Capitol Theater. It was based on “The Curse of Capistrano, a story by Johnston McCulley, a NY journalist and pulp magazine writer.
    (www.silentsaregolden.com/markofzorroreview.html)(SSFC, 5/8/05, p.B4)

1922        Nov 28, Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public skywriting exhibition, spelling out, "Hello U-S-A. Call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York's Times Square. 47,000 called.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1922        Nov 28, In Greece six top politicians and soldiers were executed one day after being convicted of high treason following a crushing military defeat by Turkey. In 2010 the Greek Supreme Court posthumously acquitted the six executed politicians and soldiers. 
    (AP, 10/21/10)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1922_in_Greece)

1925        Nov 28, The "WSM Barn Dance", later known as "The Grand Ole Opry" (1927), Nashville’s famed home of country music, made its radio debut on station WSM. The call letters came from the slogan "We Shield Millions" of sponsor National Life and Accident Insurance Co. Edwin Craig, a wireless buff with a stake in the insurance company, had recently sold the radio idea to the insurance board. In 1999 Charles K. Wolfe published "A Good Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry." In 2007 Craig Havighurst authored “Air Castle of the South."
    (SFC, 7/20/96, p.E4)(AP, 11/28/97)(WSJ, 7/23/99, p.W7)(WSJ, 10/17/07, p.D9)

1929        Nov 28, Berry Gordy, Jr., recording executive, novelist, was born.
    (HN, 11/28/00)
1929        Nov 28, Commander Richard E. Byrd embarked on the first South Pole flight.
    (NPub, 2002, p.12)

1930        Nov 28, Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic," premiered.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1932        Nov 28, Benjamin William Bova, US sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth), was born.
    (MC, 11/28/01)
1932        Nov 28, Groucho Marx performed on radio for the first time this day. Using his fast-paced, ingenious patter, he invented a new form of comedy that delighted audiences from coast to coast.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1932        Nov 28, France & USSR signed not-attack treaty.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1934        Nov 28, Churchill made a speech in Parliament and warned of German aircraft bombing London.
    (ON, 11/05, p.2)

1935        Nov 28, The German Reich declared all men ages 18 to 45 as army reservists.
    (HN, 11/28/98)

1936        Nov 28, "Pennies From Heaven" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Bing Crosby.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1937        Nov 28, Franco blockaded the Spanish coast.
    (HN, 11/28/98)

1939        Nov 28, Nazi Gov-Gen of Poland, Hans Frank organized Judenrat.
    (MC, 11/28/01)
1939        Nov 28, USSR scraped its non-aggression pact with Finland.
    (HN, 11/28/98)
1939        Nov 28, James A. Naismith (78), creator of basketball, died.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1941        Nov 28, Eddy Arnold and Sally Katherine wed.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1941        Nov 28, The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise departed Pearl Harbor to deliver F4F Wildcat fighters to Wake Island. This mission saved the carrier from destruction when the Japanese attacked.
    (HN, 11/28/98)
1941        Nov 28, German troops vacated Rostov.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1942        Nov 28, 491 people died in a fire that destroyed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston. The cause of the fire was never officially determined, though many blamed a busboy who had survived the blaze.
    (AP, 11/28/97)(DT net, 11/28/97)

1943        Nov 28, President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin met in Tehran, Iran, to map out strategy during World War II.
    (AP, 11/28/97)(DT net, 11/28/97)(HN, 11/28/98)

1944        Nov 28, Rita Mae Brown, novelist, was born.
    (HN, 11/28/00)
1944        Nov 28, The MGM musical film "Meet Me In St. Louis," starring Judy Garland, opened in NYC.
    (AP, 11/28/02)
1944        Nov 28, The first Allied supplies reached Antwerp by convoy.
    (HN, 11/28/98)

1945        Nov 28, Deborah Kerr wed Anthony Bartley.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1945        Nov 28, Dwight Filley Davis (b.Jul 5, 1879) died at age 66. He was a Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Presidential Aide, Sec of War under Coolidge and donated tennis's Davis Cup: 1945.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1947        Nov 28, Jacques-Philippe Leclerc (44), WW II hero (liberator of Paris), died.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1948        Nov 28, "Hopalong Cassidy" TV western premiered on NBC television [see Jun 24, 1949].
    (www.pugetsoundradio.com/cgi-bin/forum/Blah.pl?m-1227901966/)
1948        Nov 28, The Polaroid Land Camera, created by Dr. Edwin Land, went on sale in Boston.
    (HN, 11/28/01)

1949        Nov 28, Victor Ostrovsky, Canadian-Israeli, Mossad agent (By Way of Deception), was born.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1950        Nov 28, Ed Harris, actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma), was born in Tenafly, NJ.
    (MC, 11/28/01)
1950        Nov 28, In Korea, 200,000 Communist troops launched attack on UN forces.
    (HN, 11/28/98)

1951        Nov 28, John Van Druten's "I am a Camera," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1953        Nov 28, "Wish You Were Here" closed at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances.
    (MC, 11/28/01)
1953        Nov 28, New York City began 11 days without newspapers when a strike of photoengravers shut down publication. Sales increased for magazines and paperback books.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1954        Nov 28, Enrico Fermi (53), Italian-US physicist (Nobel 1938), died. Fermi led the team of international scientists to produce the first nuclear chain reaction, giving birth to the atomic bomb.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1957        Nov 28, Zita Aldona Ratnikas, later proud wife to Rick Adair and mother to Antanas and Kristina Adair, was born in Detroit. She later established local renown in family home movies and Lithuanian folk dancing in Dearborn. The family moved to Traverse City where Zita settled in as a minor shaker, tennis aficionado, cherry picker and soccer mom.
    (eyewitness)
1957        Nov 28, "Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premiered in NYC.
    (DTnet, 11/28/97)(MC, 11/28/01)

1958        Nov 28, The US reported the first full-range firing of an ICBM
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1958        Nov 28, Chad, Gabon and Middle Congo, became autonomous republics within the French community. The Middle Congo province of French Equatorial Africa voted to proclaim itself independent as the Congo Republic (Brazzaville).
    (AP, 11/28/97)

1959        Nov 28, Under a directive by Archbishop John J. Mitty, Catholics were urged to pray for rain as Northern California went through its 70th dry day. Beginning today the special prayer “oratio ad petendum pluviam" would be included in all Masses until the drought ends.
    (SSFC, 11/22/09, DB p.50)

1960        Nov 28, CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1960        Nov 28, "Are You Lonesome Tonight" by Elvis Presley peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for six weeks; Elvis also released a version of that song where he breaks up into laughter.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1960        Nov 28, "Last Date" by Floyd Cramer peaked at #2 on the pop singles chart.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1960        Nov 28, "New Orleans" by US Bonds peaked at #6 on the pop singles chart.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1960        Nov 28, "Ol' MacDonald" by Frank Sinatra peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1960        Nov 28, Richard N. Wright (52), US author (Native son), died in Paris France.
    (MC, 11/28/01)
1960        Nov 28, The Islamic Republic of Mauritania gained independence.
    (PC, 1992, p.973)

1961        Nov 28, Ernie Davis became the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.
    (HN, 11/28/98)

1962        Nov 28, Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands (b.Aug 31 1880) died at age 82. She reigned from 1890-1947.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1963        Nov 28, In The Flintstones episode titled "KLEPTOMANIAC PEBBLES", Pebbles' tendency to take anything that isn't nailed down is exploited by jewel thief Baffles Gravel.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1963        Nov 28, R.C., "She Loves You" by the Beatles returned to #1 on the UK pop singles chart.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1963        Nov 28, The first million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1963        Nov 28, Linda Darnell divorced Merle Robertson.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1963        Nov 28, The Crusher beat Verne Gagne in St. Paul, to become NWA champ.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1963        Nov 28, Just six days after the assassination of President Kennedy, President Johnson announced that the Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, would be renamed "The John F. Kennedy Space Center." Residents voted in 1973 to change the name back to Cape Canaveral.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)(HN, 11/28/98)

1964        Nov 28, Willie Nelson made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1964        Nov 28, "Leader Of The Pack" by The Shangri-Las peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart; it was parodied into "Leader Of The Laundromat" by The Detergents.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1964        Nov 28, "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks peaked at #7 on the pop singles chart.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1964        Nov 28, "Ask Me" by Elvis Presley peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1964        Nov 28, The US Mariner IV space probe was launched from Cape Kennedy on a course to Mars. It later flew by Mars in Jul 1965 and saw craters but no canals.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, p.A14)(AP, 11/28/97)

1966        Nov 28, US LP release: “The Beatles Girls," instrumental LP by George Martin.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1966        Nov 28, Several gold records were certified this day. The Righteous Brothers get one for their album "Soul and Inspiration." The Monkees earn their third gold record for "I'm a Believer," which will be Number One for seven weeks. And a gold record goes to the New Vaudeville band for their '20s Rudy Vallee-style novelty song, "Winchester Cathedral."
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1966        Nov 28, Dominican Republic adopts constitution.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1967        Nov 28, Actress-model Anna Nicole Smith (d.2007) was born Vickie Lynn Hogan in Houston.
    (AP, 11/28/07)
1967        Nov 28, The first pulsating radio source (pulsar) was detected.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)
1967        Nov 28, Yemen gained independence from Britain.
    (DT net, 11/28/97)

1968        Nov 28, In London, England, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared at the Marylebone Magistrates' Court. John pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis resin and was fined 150 pounds plus 20 guineas costs.
    (http://tinyurl.com/qjbdgb)

1969        Nov 28, The Rolling Stones, English rock band, released its "Let It Bleed" album.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Bleed)