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Notable Historical Events for November 28th

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

1720Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution

1717Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

1520Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean

1994In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.

1959Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum

1931Bradman scores 226, the 1st Test Cricket century at Gabba, v South Africa

1989Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract

1988Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million

1943FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy

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Notable Birthdays on November 28th

1950Ed Harris, Tenafly NJ, actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma)

1929Berry Gordy, Detroit, record company owner (Motown)

1866Henry Bacon, Watseka Illinois, American architect (Lincoln Memorial)

1958Dave Righetti, San Jose California, baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants)

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Notable Weddings on November 28th

1998Actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris (58) weds former model Gena O'Kelley (30) at The North Church in Carrolton, Texas

1962Artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (30) weds film producer Anthony Cox

1938Chinese politician Mao Zedong (44) weds Jiang Qing (24) in a small private ceremony

1936Paleoanthropologist Raymond Arthur Dart (43) weds librarian Marjorie Gordon Frew

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Notable Deaths on November 28th

1939James Naismith, creator of basketball, dies at 78

1859Washington Irving, American author (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), dies of a heart attack at 76

1954Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

1994Jeffrey Dahmer, [Butcher of Milwaukee], American serial killer, killed in prison at 34

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