History, like a vast tapestry, weaves stories of the past, each day contributing a unique thread to the narrative of humanity. November 28 is no exception, holding a tapestry rich with significant events that have shaped both India and the world. Let’s embark on a journey through time, exploring the major occurrences on this historical date. November 28 is a day that has seen the birth of remarkable individuals who left an indelible mark on various fields…While India has its stories, the world, too, has witnessed momentous events on this very day. Delving into the annals of India’s history, November 28 stands as a day marked by.
November 28 is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are still 33 more days left in the year.
Major Events on November 28
1919: America-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the House of Commerce.
2011: The first phase of the process of electing the members of the 270-member Shura Council was completed in the first general elections in Egypt.
1947: Indian independence movement leader Jawaharlal Nehru becomes the first Prime Minister of India.
1959: The Dalai Lama flees Tibet after an uprising against Chinese rule.
1984: Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, is assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.
1998: India conducts a series of nuclear tests, becoming the world’s sixth nuclear power.
2010: The Indian Space Research Organisation launches Chandrayaan-1, its first lunar exploration mission.
2016: The Indian government abolishes the centuries-old practice of triple talaq, a form of instant divorce for Muslim men.
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World History on November 28
1520: After 38 days, an expedition under the command of Ferdinand Magellan completes the first passage through the Strait of Magellan and enters the Pacific Ocean.
1717: Notorious English pirate Blackbeard ambushes and captures a French merchant slave ship which he names “Queen Anne’s Revenge.”
1872: Wilhelm Reiss becomes the first climber to reach the top of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi, the world’s highest active volcano.
1943: The Tehran Conference, attended by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, opens.
1980: Iran–Iraq War: Operation Morvarid: The bulk of the Iraqi Navy is destroyed by the Iranian Navy in the Persian Gulf. (Commemorated in Iran as Navy Day.)
2002: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia sentences former Bosnian Serb military leader General Ratko Mladić to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.
2008: The United States and Russia sign an agreement to phase out their stockpiles of short- and medium-range nuclear missiles.
1907 Maharaja Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga
1890: Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule
November 28 has witnessed a plethora of significant events that have shaped the course of history both in India and globally.
Yes, notable figures from various fields share this birthdate, contributing to the day’s historical significance.
Cultural movements influenced by events on November 28 have left an enduring impact, shaping societies and communities.
Certainly, there are intriguing and lesser-known facts about this date that add layers to its historical tapestry.