Monday, November 28, 2016

History for November 28

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History for November 28 -
Berry Gordy, Jr. 1929 - Founder of Mowtown Records, Gary Hart (Hartpence) 1936, 
Randy Newman 1943 - Singer, songwriter
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Paul Shaffer 1949 - Bandleader ("Late Show With David Letterman"), Jon Stewart 1965 - Actor, comedian ("The Daily Show"), Anna Nicole Smith 1967 - Model, actress

1520 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

1922 - Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public exhibition of skywriting. He spelled out, "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York's Times Square.

1942 - In Boston, MA, 491 people died in a fire that destroyed the Coconut Grove.

1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran to map out strategy concerning World War II.

1963 - U.S. President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral would be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor. The name was changed back to Cape Canaveral in 1973 by a vote of residents.

1979 - An Air New Zealand DC-10 flying to the South Pole crashed in Antarctica killing all 257 people aboard.

1994 - Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer, was clubbed to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.

1995 - U.S. President Clinton signed a $6 billion road bill that ended the federal 55 mph speed limit.

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