1862: General James G. Blunt leads Union forces in a victory over General John Marmaduke and his Confederate force at the Battle of Cane Hill during the American Civil War.
1908: Over 150 men are killed when a mine explodes in Marianna, Pennsylvania.
1914: The New York Stock Exchange begins operations again after closing in July because of World War I.
1943: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill discuss war strategies at a meeting in Tehran, Iran.
1960: Mauritania gains its independence from France.
1964: NASA launches the Mariner 4 Probe.
1965: National Security Council members all agree to make a recommendation to then United States President Lyndon B. Johnson to adopt a war plan that calls for an escalation of bombing in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
1967: Astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish discover the first pulsar known in the Vulpecular Constellation.
2002: An Israeli owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya is blown up by suicide bombers.
2014: Gunmen set off 3 bombs at the central mosque in Kano. The bombs kills approximately 120 people.
Famous Birthdays on November 28
English poet and painter, William Blake is born in 1757.
English chemist and meteorologist, Luke Howard is born in 1772.
American architect and designer of the Lincoln Memorial, Henry Bacon is born in 1866.
American songwriter, producer and founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy Jr. is born in 1929.
English author and playwright, Terence Frisby is born in 1932.
American actress Hope Lange is born in 1933.
American novelist, poet and screenwriter, Rita Mae Brown is born in 1944.
American director and producer, Joe Dante is born in 1946.
American actor and producer, Ed Harris is born in 1950.
American physicist, astronomer and Nobel Prize laureate, Russell Alan Hulse is born in 1950.