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1990 - England -- Maggy Thatcher Quits
1990 : Margaret Thatcher formally tenders her resignation to the Queen and leaves Downing Street for the last time.
28 Nov, 1989 - Czechoslovakia -- Free Elections
: Czechoslovakian Communist Party gives up monopoly on political power allowing free elections to be held the following month. This change was in response to other eastern block countries forcing the issue in neighboring countries.
1919 - Great Britain -- Lady Astor
American-born Lady Astor, the wife of Viscount Astor, won a seat in the House of Commons . She is an advocate of some form of Prohibition similar to the American model.
1922 - Great Britain -- Greece
1922: The relationship between Great Britain and Greece was very strained at this time. In fact, these two countries were soon to not be on good terms if former Greek cabinet member executions were to be carried out. In fact, the six former members of the Greek cabinet were executed, because they were accused of treason.
1933 - Cuba -- Civil War
An agreement was soon to be made between governmental factions battling for control in Cuba. It was believed that peace would be achieved in this country at this time.
1942 - U.S.A. -- Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire
1942 : The Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston a former speakeasy New Frequently Asked Questions About Prohihition
burns to the ground in the worst Night Club Fire in US history killing 492 people. The fire began when a canopy of artificial palm fronds caught fire and because of the design and number of highly flammable drapes spread quickly through the club and due to the poor design and blocked entrances many patrons could not get out. The fire did have one positive effect which was that fire regulations throughout the country were changed which banned flammable decorations and required all swinging exit doors to open outwards, the new regulations also required exit signs to be visible at all times,
1943 - Iran -- Allied Leaders Meeting
: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin meet in Tehran for a three day meeting to discuss "Operation Overlord which included D Day Landings in Normandy, France for May 1944, the landings were delayed and took place on 6th June
1944" as part of the final strategy for the war against Nazi Germany and its allies. As part of the meeting a pledge was made by the three countries to recognize Iran's independence ( Britain and the USSR had invaded Iran in 1941 ).
1944 - World War II -- First bomb on Tokyo
The soldier to plant the first bomb in Tokyo sent notice to his wife of this event via Associate Press (a Journalist company). The reason why AP was transmitting this notice to his wife is because there were no telephones or telegraphs to use for the time being. Not only that, air mail was expected to take over a week.
1953 - Bermuda --
It was highly likely that as soon as the United States arrives in Bermuda with Britain and France that a serious request would be made. The plan was to counter and plans that the Russians would carry out to stall the European Army project.
1956 - Great Britain -- Petrol Rationing
1956 : The British government has released further details of it's proposed petrol rationing to begin next month. Personal drivers will be allowed sufficient petrol for to drive 200 miles per month or about 2 gallons of petrol per week and businesses will receive and extra 4 gallons per month. As the government set out it's plans which are expected to last for 4 months the British Public began panic buying of petrol filling cars and any spare cans they could, local garages have therefore implemented their own form of petrol rationing for regular customers prior to formal rationing starting next month .
28 Nov, 1960 - Venezuela -- Rioting
Rioting broke out in several areas of the capital city of Caracas, Venezuela. One main area where demonstrators worked is in the western portion of the city in the worker’s housing district. These rioters clashed with police force.
1967 - England -- Foot and Mouth
With new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth still increasing daily the National Hunt Committee, on the advice of the Ministry of Agriculture has cancelled all horse racing until further notice
1973 - Middle East -- Hijacker
It’s not everyday a hijacker takes time to refuel. That is what happened on this day, however. Word had it this happened while Palestinians took hold of a Dutch Jetliner. The guerrillas grabbing hold of the plane were said to have been heading towards Egypt. This refueling took place a day after all the passengers on board the ship were released, along with eight crew members. The rest of the crew was still stuck on the plane.
1979 - Antarctica -- DC-10 Crashes
1979 : An Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mount Erebus, Antarctica while on a sight seeing tour, killing all 257 on board .
1983 - Syria -- Palestinian Guerrillas
Leaders headed from Tripoli, Lebanon to Syria for a scheduled meeting. They were working on a plan to evacuate Palestinian guerrillas before battle conditions worsened.
1994 - U.S.A. -- Jeffrey Dahmer
: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer died of massive head injuries after he was attacked by other prisoners while cleaning a prison toilet. "Gruesome Interview Be Warned"
1994 - Norway -- Voters Say No To Joining EEC
The Norwegian voters have voted in a referendum, to reject membership of the European Union
1995 - U.S.A. -- End 55 MPH Speed Limit
President Clinton ends federal 55 mph speed limit that began in 1974
as an energy-saving measure during the Mid east oil embargo.
1998 - Iraq -- Kadhim Fadhill
1998 : Kadhim Fadhill, one of the tens of thousands of persons captured in the 1980s recalled his story. He revealed all of the unspeakable things that were done to him while he was locked up in the POW (Prisoners of War) camp. He also talked about the scarcities of good food such as apples or oranges, and roaches in his rice.
2003 - U.S.A. -- Henry Kissinger
Bush had made a very important decision to be announced just in time for Thanksgiving Day. Henry Kissinger, the former Secretary of State, was giving the responsibility of investigating actions leading up to and after the September 11, 2001 attack. Bush was criticized for making this decision on a day when not many people may have heard about it-and for political reasons as well. Unfortunately, Kissinger was noted for some of his mistakes while involved in the Vietnam War, and that was a major reason critics were cynical.
2001 - U.S.A. -- Enron Collapses
Enron Corp., once the world's largest energy trader employing over 20,000 employees share price has now dropped below one dollar from a high of $90.00 per share following would-be rescuer Dynegy Inc. backing out of an $8.4 billion deal to take Enron over. Speculation is now on when not if Enron will file bankruptcy. On 2nd December Enron did file bankruptcy and later as details became available it was shown that a number of top executive knew of the imminent collapse and dumped their shares at high prices while still telling investors to buy the shares as a great investment, consequently a number of those former executives were indicted on securities fraud and related charges.
2006 - U.S.A. -- Boot camp death
A nurse and seven former wardens of a Floridean boot camp for juveniles have been charged with manslaughter over the death of one of their inmates. 14 year old Martin Lee Anderson died in January just after his arrival at the camp. Whilst the initial post-mortem said that he had died of a blood disorder, a second inquiry concluded that he had suffocated at the hands of the guards. If convicted, the former wardens and the nurse who watched the incident could face up to thirty years in prison.
2011 - Kuwait -- Prime Minister of Kuwait Resigns
2011 : Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah resigned from his position as prime minister of Kuwait after protesters called for his government to leave office amid allegations of bribery. His resignation came days after protesters stormed the parliament demanding him to resign.
2012 - Albania -- Albania Celebrates Independence
The country of Albania celebrated its 100 year anniversary of independence from the Ottoman Empire.
2013 - Kenya -- Kenyan President Vetoes Controversial Law
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya vetoed a controversial bill that had been passed in the country's parliament. This was the first time that Kenyatta used his veto since he came to power in April. The law would have put some government control on the media and would have placed heavy fines on media organizations for breaching a code of conduct.
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Born This Day In History 28th November
28th November 1943
Los Angeles, California
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An accomplished singer songwriter who has had success in the popular music field with many of his songs covered by well known recording artists including Gene Pitney, The O'Jays, Cilla Black's, Alan Price, Dusty Springfield, Pat Boone, Three Dog Night and Linda Ronstadt. His music is maybe best known for his movie scores which include Toy Story, Meet the Parents, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., and Seabiscuit. Hi acheivments also include an Oscar in 2001, for the Monsters Inc. song "If I Didn't Have You" , He is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.