November 28 events in history

587 Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy recognizes Childebert II as his heir
936 Shi Jingtang is enthroned as the first emperor of the Later Jin by Emperor Taizong of Liao, following a revolt against Emperor Fei of Later Tang
1443 Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in central Albania and raise the Albanian flag
1520 After navigating through a strait at the southern end of South America, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European ships to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific
1582 In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage licence
1627 The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliwa
1660 At Gresham College, twelve men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society
1666 At least 3,000 men of the Scottish Royal Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns defeat about 900 Covenanter rebels in the Battle of Rullion Green
1785 The Treaty of Hopewell is signed
1811 Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig
1814 The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam-powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience
1821 Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia
1828 Greek War of Independence: The French Morea expedition to recapture Morea (now the Peloponnese) ends when the last Ottoman forces depart the peninsula
1843 Ka Lā Hui (Hawaiian Independence Day): The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation
1862 American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General James G. Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke's Confederates
1885 Bulgarian victory in the Serbo-Bulgarian War preserves the Unification of Bulgaria
1893 New Zealand becomes the first country in which women vote in a national election
1895 The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours
1899 The Second Boer War: a British column is engaged by Boer forces at the Battle of Modder River; although the Boers withdraw, the British suffer heavy casualties
1905 Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland
1907 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater
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
1910 The Liberal Party, led by Eleftherios Venizelos, wins the second Greek general election of the year
1912 Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire
1914 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading
1917 The Estonian Provincial Assembly declares itself the sovereign power of Estonia
1918 Bukovina votes for union with the Kingdom of Romania
1919 Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)
1920 Irish War of Independence: Kilmichael Ambush – The Irish Republican Army ambush a convoy of British Auxiliaries and kill seventeen
1925 The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as the WSM Barn Dance
1942 In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 492 people
1943 World War II: Tehran Conference – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran, to discuss war strategy
1958 Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community
1960 Mauritania becomes independent of France
1964 Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars
1964 Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam
1965 Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for "more flags" in Vietnam, Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam
1966 Michel Micombero overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president
1971 Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation suffers severe abdominal injuries allegedly caused by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers; he dies two days later
1971 Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization
1972 Last executions in Paris: Claude Buffet and Roger Bontems are guillotined at La Santé Prison. The chief executioner is André Obrecht. (Bontems had been found innocent of murder, but as Buffet's accomplice was condemned to death anyway)
1975 East Timor declares its independence from Portugal
1979 Air New Zealand Flight 901, a DC-10 sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board
1980 Iran–Iraq War: Operation Morvarid – The bulk of the Iraqi Navy is destroyed by the Iranian Navy in the Persian Gulf. (Commemorated in Iran as Navy Day.)
1981 Our Lady of Kibeho: Schoolchildren in Kibeho, Rwanda, experience the first of a series of Marian apparitions
1987 South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on board
1989 Cold War: Velvet Revolution – In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power
2002 Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air missiles
2013 A 5.6 earthquake in Iran kills seven people and injures 45 others