This Day in History on 28 November

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 28 November. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1520: Ferdinand Magellan began crossing the Pacific Ocean.

1660: The Royal Society was formed in London.

1676: French occupation of Puducherry, a fertile region of eastern India and an important port on the coast of Bay of Bengal.

1814: The Times of London became the first newspaper to be produced on a steam-powered Printing Press.

1821: Panama declared its independence from Spain.

1893: Women’s suffrage in New Zealand concluded with the 1893 New Zealand general election.

1912: Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

1945: Australia Services draw second Victory Test Cricket vs India at Calcutta.

1956: Chou En- lai, Chinese Prime Minister, came to India.

1960: Mauritania gained independence from France.

1964: NASA’s Mariner-4 spacecraft launched to Mars.

1967: Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Anthony Hewish first proved the existence of pulsar stars.

1975: East Timor gained independence from Portugal.

1987: South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on board.

1997: Indian Prime Minister I.K. Gujral resigned from his post.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1757: William Blake, an English poet, painter, and printmaker.

1820: Friedrich Engels, a German philosopher, historian, communist, social scientist, sociologist, journalist, political activist, and businessman.

1862: Henry McMahon, a British Indian Army officer, and diplomat. The famous McMahon line was named after him.

1867: Chandra Kumar Agarwala, an eminent writer, poet, journalist from Assam.

Michael Bennet

1887: Ernst Röhm, a German military officer and an early member of the Nazi Party.

1938: Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi, an Indian scholar of Vachana Sahitya in the Kannada-language.

1945: Amar Goswami, a senior journalist, and one of the prominent fiction writers of Hindi literature.

1964: Michael Bennet, Indian-American lawyer and politician

Mahatma Jyotirao Phule

Death/ Death Anniversary

1890: Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, an Indian social reformer.

1893: Sir Alexander Cunningham, a British army engineer.

1939: James Naismith, a Canadian-American physical educator, inventor of the Basketball.

K. C. Dey

1954: Enrico Fermi, Nobel Prize-winning Italian-American physicist.

1962: K. C. Dey, an Indian Singer, music composer, and actor.

1967: Pandurang Mahadev Bapat, popularly known as Senapati Bapat, an Indian freedom fighter.

1968: Enid Blyton, an English children’s writer.

1999: Hanuman Prasad Mishra, a fiddle player of the Banaras family, winner of the Academy Award.

2012: Zig Ziglar, American author.

Further Reading

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