Today in History for 28th November 2018

Historical Events

1775 – Second Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
1861 – Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy
1953 – “Wish You Were Here” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances
1964 – 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from Auburn University first pick by New York Giants
1973 – Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
1986 – Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km

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Famous Birthdays

1757 – William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence and Experience), born in London, England (d. 1827)
1887 – Ernst Rohm, German staff member/Bolivian leader/SA
1952 – Jeff Fahey, actor (Darkman III, Crossover, Serpent’s Lair)
1960 – Deneice Lewis, model, born in Lynchburg, Virginia
1974 – Jason Ferguson, defensive tackle (NY Jets)
1978 – Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer

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Famous Deaths

1585 – Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
1878 – Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, composer, dies at 78
1978 – André Morell [Cecil André Mesritz], British actor (Ben-Hur, The Message, Hound of the Baskervilles), dies from a heart attack at 69
1992 – Roland Smeenk, Dutch cabaret performer, dies in a car accident at 35
2009 – Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)
2015 – Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), dies of natural causes at 97

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