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Infoplease - This Day in History 

Nov 28, 1520: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan passed through the strait which bears his name to the Pacific ocean.

Nov 28, 1943: Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin met in Tehran for their first meeting during World War II.

Nov 28, 1964: The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 4 launched–on its way to the first successful mission to Mars.

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Nov 27, 1895: Alfred Nobel signed his last will, which established the Nobel Prize.

Nov 27, 1910: New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.

Nov 27, 1970: Pope Paul VI was attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.

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Nov 26, 1789: The first national Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. was proclaimed by President George Washington.

Nov 26, 1922: Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Tut) since it was sealed in 1323 B.C.

Nov 26, 1975: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, was found guilty of trying to assassinate President Ford.

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Nov 26, 1986: Iran-Contra scandal broke.

Nov 26, 1758: The British captured Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) in the French and Indian Wars.

Nov 26, 1783: The British evacuated New York City, their last military position, after the Revolutionary War.

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Nov 25, 1642: Abel Tasman discovered Van Diemen's land, later renamed Tasmania.

Nov 25, 1859: Darwin's Origin of Species was published.

Nov 25, 1963: Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's accused assassin, in the garage of Dallas police headquarters.

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Nov 23, 1889: The first jukebox was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco.

Nov 23, 1936: First issue of Life magazine hit the newsstands. The cover photograph, by Margaret Bourke-White, featured the Fort Peck Dam.

Nov 23, 1971: People's Republic of China was seated at the UN Security Council.

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Nov 22, 1497: Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama became the first navigator to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India.

Nov 22, 1718: Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard the pirate, was killed off the east coast of North America.

Nov 22, 1842: Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupted. Ash fallout reached as far as 48 mi away.

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Nov 21, 1789: North Carolina became the 12th state.

Nov 21, 1922: Georgia's Rebecca Felton was sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman U.S. Senator.


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