November 28 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1520 Portuguese navigatorFerdinand Magellanbegins crossing the Pacific Ocean

1814 The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer – makes newspapers available to a mass audience

1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election

1919 American-born LadyNancy Astorelected as the 1st female member of the British House of Commons

1967 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Bell Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University

Today’s Historical Events

Events in History

587 Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy names cousin Childebert II as heir

1291 Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I of England, dies in Northamptonshire. Crosses are erected where her body rests on the way to London.

1443 Albanian George Kastriotis Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania from the Ottomans and raise the Albanian flag.

1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean

1569 Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign

1600 The Royal Society is founded at Gresham College in London, England, following a lecture by Sir Christopher Wren

1660 The Royal Society is formed at Gresham College, London, after a lecture by Christopher Wren, Gresham Professor of Astronomy

1670 Pierre Corneille’s “Tite et Berenice” premieres in Paris

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1907 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater

1932 Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time

1954 KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast

1955 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting

1955 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting

1957 “Look Homeward, Angel” play based on the book by Thomas Wolfe adapted by Ketti Frings and starring Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC

1958 KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting

1959 KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook – Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1901 Gustav Mahler conducts premiere of his 4th Symphony in G, at Kaim-Saal concert hall in Maxvorstadt, Munich, Germany to mixed reviews

1909 Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, one of the genres most difficult, premieres at the New Theatre in New York City, with the composer as soloist and the New York Symphony Society conducted by Walter Damrosch

1925 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee

1927 J McHugh & D Fields’ musical “Delmar’s Revels” premieres in NYC

1930 Howard Hanson‘s 2nd Symphony “Romantic” premieres

1938 Dmitri Shostakovich‘s Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2 premieres in Moscow, USSR

1949 “Texas, Li’l Darlin'” opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 performances

1953 “Wish You Were Here” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1895 America’s 1st auto race organised by the “Chicago Times-Herald” – Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, Frank Duryea wins averaging 7 MPH

1906 Canadian Tommy Burns retains his world heavyweight boxing title after being pushed to a 20-round draw by ‘Philadelphia’ Jack O’Brien in Los Angeles, California

1914 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Melbourne: All-Australian final; Arthur O’Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

1925 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB

1929 Chicago fullback Ernie Nevers sets NFL record for most points scored in a single game with all 40 in the Cardinals’ 40–6 rout of Chicago Bears; Nevers has NFL record 6 touchdowns and 4 extra points

1931 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 226 in his first Test appearance v South Africa in 1st Test in Brisbane

1938 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O’Brien, Texas Christian (QB)

1944 Detroit Tigers pitcher Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP