Today in History for 28th November 2021

Historical Events

1864 – 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones’s Plantation, Georgia
1914 – World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
1956 – Photography begins on “… and God Created Women”
1964 – 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from Auburn University first pick by New York Giants
2010 – CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: Montreal Alouettes retain Championship with 21-18 win over Saskatchewan Roughriders; Alouettes’ quarterback Anthony Calvillo’s 3rd title
2019 – European parliament declares a climate emergency

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Famous Birthdays

1704 – Jacob Mossel, Dutch Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1750-61), born in Enkhuizen, Dutch Republic (d. 1761)
1883 – Paul Hastings Allen, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1952)
1887 – Bobby Watson, American comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1965)
1887 – Ernst Röhm, German army officer and chief organizer of Adolf Hitler’s Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung, or SA; Brownshirts), born in Munich (d. 1934)
1953 – Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980)
1977 – Angela Stanford, American golfer (Evian C’ship 2018), born in Fort Worth, Texas

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Famous Deaths

1170 – Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (c. 1100)
1912 – Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon, dies at 41
1927 – C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, dies at 76
1962 – Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Queen of the Netherlands (1890-1948), dies at 82
1983 – Christopher George, American actor (Chisum, Heist), dies of heart attack at 52
1994 – Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, dies at 63

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