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Notable Historical Events for November 28th

1984Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.

1974John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)

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

1957"Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC

1520Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean

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

1933A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis

1990Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Major

1978Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years

1974Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years

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Notable Birthdays on November 28th

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

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

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

1757William Blake, London, poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience), (d. 1827)

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Notable Weddings on November 28th

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

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

1582Playwright & poet William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway

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

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Notable Deaths on November 28th

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

1939James Naismith, creator of basketball, dies at 78

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

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