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NOVEMBER 28

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Albania: Independence Day
(Commemorates Albania's Vlorë Proclamation of independence: 11/28/1912)
Albania Radio Iliria Canada U.S. Department of State
Chad: Proclamation of the Republic
(Commemorates Chad becoming an autonomous republic within the French community : 11/28/1958)
Chad France Canadian Immigration
Mauritania: National Day
(Commemorates Mauritania's independence from France: 11/28/1960)
Mauritania France CIA U.S. Department of State
Panamá: Independence Day from Spain
(Commemorates Panamá's independence from Spain: 11/28/1821 [observed on Monday if 28th falls on a weekend])
Panamá Spain U.S. Department of State Panamá Tours
1820 Friedrich Engels (German Revolutionist and Social Theorist; Cofounder with Karl Marx of Modern Socialism) Friedrich Engels Philosophy Revolts and Revolutionaries
1853 Helen Magill White (Rhode Island-born First American Woman to Earn a Ph.D. Degree) Rhode Island Political and Social Leaders Education Women Historic Firsts
1936 Gary Hart (Kansas-born Member of the U.S. Congress) Kansas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Politics Biography
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1921 Abdu'l-Bahá (Iranian-born Eldest Son of Bahá'u'lláh and Successor to Him as Leader of the Bahá'í Faith) Iranian Political and Social Leaders Bahá'í Faith Bahá'í Library Online
1954 Enrico Fermi (Italian Physicist; 1938 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Enrico Fermi Atomic Bomb World War II 1938 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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1821 Panamá's Gains Its Independence from Spain Panamá Spain U.S. Department of State Panamá Tours
1862 Union Troops Drive the Confederates Back into Arkansas' Boston Mountains Arkansas Battle of Cane Hill Arkansas History Channel
1864 Sherman's Troops Advance 15 Miles through Georgia (Tennille for Louisville) Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea Georgia University
1872 Associate Justice Samuel Nelson Retired From the U.S. Supreme Court New York Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1905 Irish Nationalist Arthur Griffith Founds the Sinn Féin Political Party for Irish Independence Ireland Terrorism History Channel
1912 Albania's Vlorë Proclamation Declares the Country's Independence Albania Radio Iliria Canada
1916 German Seaplane Conducts First Air Raid of Britain by a Fixed-winged Aircraft World War I Aviation History Historic Firsts British RAF
1943 Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin Meet in Tehran Winston Churchill Josef  Stalin Franklin Roosevelt World War II New York Times
1960 Mauritania Gains Its Independence from France Mauritania France CIA
1975 President Gerald Ford Nominates Federal Judge John Paul Stevens to the U.S. Supreme Court President Ford U.S. Supreme Court New York Times
1989 Czechoslovakia's Communist Party Gives Up Its Political Monopoly Czech Republic Slovak Republic Cold War History Channel
1990 Margaret Thatcher Formally Tenders Her Resignation to the Queen and Leaves Downing Street Margaret Thatcher Queen Elizabeth II BBC
1994 Norway Rejects Membership in the European Union for a Second Time Norway European Union Voting BBC
1995 President Clinton Signs Bill Ending the Federal 55 mph Speed Limit. President Clinton Automobiles Law and Legal Resources New York Times

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