A to Z This Day in World History | November 28th

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Here are some historical events that occurred on November 28:

1520: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.

1660: At Gresham College in London, scientist and architect Christopher Wren delivered the first formal astronomy lecture.

1893: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado were granted the right to vote.

1922: Captain Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public skywriting exhibition in the United States at the New York Times building in New York City.

1943: During World War II, the Tehran Conference began. It was a meeting between U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin to discuss war strategy and post-war Europe.

1960: Mauritania became independent from France.

1971: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was established.

1987: South Korean opposition leader Kim Dae-jung was sentenced to death for his role in organizing pro-democracy protests. The sentence was later commuted.

2002: NATO invited seven former communist countries—Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia—to become members.

2012: An 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning across the Indian Ocean.

These are just a few examples, and there are certainly more events that occurred on November 28 throughout history.

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