Here’s What Happened On This Day in History: November 28

Here's What Happened On This Day in History: November 28
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ON THIS DAY


1895 – The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.

Mueller-Benz car – second place finisher

Mueller-Benz car – second place finisher.






1919 – Lady Astor becomes MP: American-born Nancy Astor, the first woman ever to sit in the House of Commons, is elected to Parliament with a substantial majority.

Nancy's childhood home, the Langhorne House in Danville, Virginia.

Nancy’s childhood home, the Langhorne House in Danville, Virginia.






1925 – The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as the WSM Barn Dance.

Carrie Underwood performing at the Grand Ole Opry

Carrie Underwood performing at the Grand Ole Opry.






1942 – In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 492 people.

Memorial plaque installed in the sidewalk near the site of the fire

Memorial plaque installed in the sidewalk near the site of the fire.






1943 – FDR attends Tehran Conference: On this day in 1943, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt joins British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin at a conference in Iran to discuss strategies for winning World War II and potential terms for a peace settlement.

The "Big Three": From left to right: Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill on the portico of the Russian Embassy during the Tehran Conference to discuss the European Theatre in 1943. Churchill is shown in the uniform of a Royal Air Force air commodore.

The “Big Three”: From left to right: Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill on the portico of the Russian Embassy during the Tehran Conference to discuss the European Theatre in 1943. Churchill is shown in the uniform of a Royal Air Force air commodore.






1965 – Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s call for “more flags” in Vietnam, Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.

Philippine Civic Action Group Member Distributes Medicines to Vietnamese villagers.

Philippine Civic Action Group Member Distributes Medicines to Vietnamese villagers.