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What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 332nd day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2015 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,448,668,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontadigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac 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 72 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,072 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1582
    In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage license.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1923
    Gloria Grahame, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1975
    Sunny Mabrey, American actress
  • 1978
    Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer
  • 1979
    Joel Maximo, American professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Olcay Çetinkaya, Turkish football player

Who died on November 28?

  • 741
    St. Gregory III
  • 1695
    Anthony Wood, English antiquarian (b. 1632)
  • 1852
    Emmanuil Xanthos, figure of the Greek War of Independence, co-founder of Filiki Eteria (b. 1772)
  • 1968
    Enid Blyton, British children’s author (b. 1897)
  • 2009
    Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)

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