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1703 James Delancey (English-born American Jurist Who Presided Over the John Peter Zenger Trial) English Political and Social Leaders Journalism First Amendment John Peter Zenger Trial Library of Congress
1746 Robert Livingston (New York City-born Statesman; Delegate to the Second Continental Congress) Robert Livingston Second Continental Congress Lousiana Purchase
1874 Chaim Weizmann (Russian-born Zionist: First President of Israel) Chaim Weizmann Israeli Political Leaders
1921 Alexander Dubcek (Slovakian-born Czech Communist Leader) Czech Poltical and Social Leaders Alexander Dubcek Soviet Union
1932 Benigno Aquino Jr. (Philippine Opposition Leader Under President Ferdinand Marcos) Benigno Aquino
1938 Albert Sampson (Massachusetts-born Religious Leader, Civil Rights Activist) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Civil Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders African-American Registry
1944 Mickey Leland (Texas-born U.S. Congressman, Rights Activist, Environmentalist) Mickey Leland U.S. Congress Human Rights Earth & Enviroinmental Science African-American Political and Social Leaders
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
8 B.C. Horace (Roman Lyric Poet) Horace Poetry
511 Clovis I (First King of France: Founder of the French Nation) French Political and Social Leaders
1863 Claudius Charles Wilson (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
1900 Cushman K. Davis (New York-born Governor of Minnesota; U.S. Senator of Minnesota; Author) New York Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Minnesota Historical Society
43 B.C. Octavian, Antony & Lepidus Form the Triumvirate of Rome The Roman Empire
1382 French Nobility Crush Rebels at Flanders France
1778 England's Carlisle Commission Returns Home Having Failed to Negotiate Peace with the Colonies England American Revolution U.S. Treasury
1861 President Lincoln Orders Government Offices Closed November 28th for Local Thanksgiving Observance Washington, D.C. Abraham Lincoln Thanksgiving Lincoln Logs
1863 Confederate Cavalry Raider John Hunt Morgan Escapes from the Ohio State Prison and Returns to the South Ohio John Hunt Morgan American Civil War Notorious Americans History Channel
Union Troops Fail in Attempt to Dislodge Confederate Positions at Ringgold, Gap, Georgia Georgia Battle of Ringgold Gap University of Georgia
USS Two Sisters Captures the British Blockade Runner Maria Alberta at Bayport, Florida Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1864 Sherman's Union Troops Burn the Sandersville, Georgia Courthouse Sandersville, Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
1868 Custer Leads Unprovoked Massacre of Cheyenne Village on Oklahoma's Washita River Oklahoma George Armstrong Custer The Cheyenne Westward Expansion Death History Channel
1886 In Alaska, John Charles Sehgers, Bishop of Vancouver Island, Is Murdered on the Yukon River Alaska Catholicism Crime Death Alaska Historical Society
1895 In Paris, Alfred Nobel Signs His Last Will Establishing the Nobel Prizes Alfred Nobel The Nobel Prizes
1919 Bulgaria Signs the Neuilly-sur-Seine Peace Treaty with Allies Bulgaria World War I Brigham Young University
1940 Romania's Iron Guard Arrests and Executes More Than 60 Aides of Former King Carol II  Romanian Political and Social Leaders Death History Channel
1942 France Scuttles Its Naval Fleet to Avoid German Capture France Germany Naval Military History World War II History Channel
1944 Texas Soldier, Macario García, Earns the Congressional Medal of Honor Near Grosshau, Germany Grosshau, Germany Texas Military Figures American Military Figures World War II Hispanic Military Figures Texas State Historical Association
1954 Alger Hiss Is Released from Prison The Alger Hiss Affair McCarthyism/Red Scare History Channel
1957 Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Appeals for Nuclear Disarmament  Jawaharlal Nehru Nuclear War History Channel
1961 British Royal Air Force Begins Airlifting Food to Flood Victims in Somalia Somalia Great Britain Flood Foods and Nutrition BBC
1970 In the Philippines, Pope Paul VI Suffers Chest Wound in Attack by a Bolivian Painter Disguised as a Priest Republic of the Philippines Pope Paul VI Crime Concordia
Syria Inks Pact with Libya, Egypt & Sudan to Form Federation Syria Libya Egypt Sudan Television News Archives
1973 U.S. Senate Confirms Gerald Ford as Vice-President Replacing Spiro Agnew U.S. Senate Gerald Ford Richard Nixon New York Times
1978 Gunman Kills San Francisco's Mayor and a Supervisor Inside City Hall San Francisco Political and Social Leaders Crime Death History Channel
1985 Britain Approves Anglo-Irish Accord Giving Dublin Role in Governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Great Britain Ireland European History New York Times
1990 Britain's Conservative Party Selects John Major as the New Prime Minister British Poltical and Social Leaders Elections BBC
1992 Rebels Fail to Overthrow Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez Venezuelan Government Television News Archives

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