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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, 402,408 hours 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

  • 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.
  • 1925
    The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee as WSM Barn Dance.
  • 1942
    In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 491 people.
  • 1958
    Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community.
  • 1971
    Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation is severely beaten by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers; he dies two days later.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1928
    Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (d. 1980)
  • 1944
    Timothy Krajcir, American serial killer
  • 1949
    Paul Shaffer, Canadian orchestra leader
  • 1963
    Jesus Ledesma Aguilar, Mexican convicted killer (d. 2006)
  • 1979
    Daniel Henney, Korean-American model-actor

Who died on November 28?

  • 1262
    Shinran, Japanese religious leader (b. 1173)
  • 1290
    Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  • 1794
    Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (b. 1730)
  • 1967
    Leon M'ba, Gabonese politician (b. 1902)
  • 2011
    Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian (b. 1969)

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