Events on Nov 28

  • 0587Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram takes cousin Childebert II as heir
  • 0741St. Gregory III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1340Battle of Salado Spain: last Moor invasion driven back
  • 1443George Kastriotis [Skanderberg] proclaims Albania principality
  • 1520Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
  • 1569Duke of Alva forces Bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
  • 1582Playwright and Poet William Shakespeare weds Anne Hathaway
  • 1660London Royal Society forms
  • 1710Battle at Brihuega: English General Stanhope captured
  • 1757England condemns ceasefire of Kloster-Seven
  • 17752nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
  • 1776Washington and his troops cross Delaware River
  • 1795US pays $800,000 and a frigate as tribute to Algiers and Tunis
  • 1813Kosacks occupy Utrecht
  • 1821Panama declares independence from Spain
  • 1833Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
  • 1853Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory
  • 1854Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo
  • 1861Confederate Congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army
  • 1862Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
  • 1862Battle of Hooly Spring, Mississippi
  • 1871Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina
  • 1875Verney Cameroon reaches East Africa
  • 1879Battle at Lydenburg South Africa: General Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu
  • 1904Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
  • 1905Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin
  • 1908154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pennsylvania
  • 1911Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico
  • 19161st (German) air attack on London
  • 1917Sigmund Rombergs revue "Over the Top, " premieres in New York City

Born on Nov 28

  • 1607Pietro Sforza: Italian theologist - Istoria del Concilio di Trento
  • 1704Jacob Mossel: Governor-General (Dutch East Indies)
  • 1757William Blake: English poet / painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience)
  • 1763Matthaus Fischer: Composer
  • 1770F Louise W: Daughter of Viceroy Willem V and Wilhelmina of Prussia
  • 1777Georg A Kestner: German art collector / diplomat
  • 1784Ferdinand Reis: Composer
  • 1785Achille-Charles [duc de Broglie]: French Prime Minister (1835-36)
  • 1792Victor Cousin: French philosopher / Minister of Education
  • 1795Adolf Bernhard Marx: Composer
  • 1805John Stephens: US archaeologist; founded study of Central America
  • 1810William Froude: England, United Kingdom -- Engineer / naval architect
  • 1811Maximilian II Jozef: King of Bayern (1848-64)
  • 1812Ludwig Mathias Lindeman: Composer
  • 1821Nikolai Nekrasov: Russia -- Poet / journalist (Who Can be Happy in Russia?)
  • 1837John Wesley Hyatt: Inventor (celluloid)
  • 1843Manuel Gregorio Tavarez: Composer
  • 1854Gottlieb J Haberlandt: Hungarians / German Botanist
  • 1857Alfonso XII: King of Spain (1874-85)
  • 1864Carel A Lion Cachet: Lithographer / wood carver
  • 1866Henry Bacon: Architect (Lincoln Memorial)
  • 1866Johannes F "Johan" Bakker, Sr.: Dutch actor / husband of Truus Soete
  • 1868Frantisek Alois Drdla: Composer
  • 1878Jozef van Mierlo: Belgian Jesuit / literary (Hadewych)
  • 1880Marinus van Meel: 1st Dutch aviator
  • 1881Stefan Zweig: Vienna, Austria -- Poet / essayist / dramatist (Beware of Pity)
  • 1883Paul Hastings Allen: Composer
  • 1887Bobby Watson [Knucher]: Springfield, Illinois -- Comedian
  • 1887Jacobo Palm: Curacaos pianist / Organist
  • 1892Thomas Wood: Composer

Died on Nov 28

  • 0741Gregory III: Syrian Pope
  • 1058Kazimierz I Restaurator: Duke of Poland (1034-58)
  • 1499Edward Plantagenet: 18th Count of Warwick, beheaded
  • 1545Jacob van Liesveld: Printer / "heretic" (Refeyen), beheaded
  • 1559Erasmus Sarcerius: German luthers theologist, dies at about 58
  • 1590Pierre de Loyseleur de Villiers: S Netherlands theologist, dies at about 60
  • 1641Robert Dowland: English luitist / Son of John Dowland, dies at about 50
  • 1680Giovanni L Bernini: Italian Sculptor / painter
  • 1695Giovanni Paulo Colonna: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1785William Whipple: Merchant / judge / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 55
  • 1788Charles C of Nassau-Weilburg: Governor of Maastricht, dies at about 53
  • 1794Friedrich WLGA von Steuben: Prussian / US Inspector-General of Washingtons army, dies at 64
  • 1815Johann Peter Salomon: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1827Dov Baer Schneersohn: Lubavitch leader / Author (Imirei Binah)
  • 1859Washington Irving: US Author (Geoffrey Crayon, gent)
  • 1860Heinrich FL Rellstab: German music theorist
  • 1861Robert Fuhrer: Composer, dies at 54
  • 1876Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer: Estonian / German embryologist, dies at 84
  • 1878Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti: Composer, dies at 78
  • 1898C F Meyer: Writer, dies at 73
  • 1899Adrian the la Rey: Son of South African General, dies in battle at 19
  • 1907Ricardo Castro Herrera: Composer, dies at 43
  • 1916Marthinus T Steyn: President of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59
  • 1918Alexis Contant: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1927Arthur Wichmann: German / Dutch geologist (New-Guinea)
  • 1939James A Naismith: Creator of basketball, dies at 78
  • 1940Nicolae Iorga: Author / President of Romania, murdered by fascist
  • 1944Bijnen: Dutch opposition leader (LKP), shot to death in Apeldoorn
  • 1944Camille Looten: Belgian priest / literature historian
  • 1944Joop Brouwer de Koning: Youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25

Historical events on November 29

  • 0799Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, returns to Rome
  • 1349Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
  • 1516Treaty of Freiburg: French / Swiss "eternal" peace treaty
  • 1581Doornik surrenders to Duke of Parma
  • 1596King Philip II devalues Spanish currency
  • 1745Bonnie Prince Charlies army moves into Manchester and occupy Carlisle
  • 1775Sir James Jay invents invisible ink
  • 1803Dessalines and Christophe declare St. Domingue (Haiti) independent
  • 1813Elias Canneman (Lib) becomes Minister of Finance
  • 18251st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC)
  • 1847Indians kill Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore
  • 1863Battle of Ft Sanders, TN (Ft Loudon), 8-900 casualities
  • 18644th and last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • 1864Colorado militia kills 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians
  • 1870Compulsory education proclaimed in England
  • 1877Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph
  • 1887US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 18901st Army-Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point
  • 18971st motorcycle race (Surrey England)
  • 1900Lord Kitchener succeeds lord Roberts up as Supreme Commander in South Africa
  • 1901East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved and opened
  • 19135th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Parkdale, 44-2
  • 1916Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin
  • 1916US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
  • 1918Serbia annexes Montenegro
  • 1926Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager
  • 1926W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife, " premieres in New York City
  • 1929Lieutenant Commander Richard E Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole" (He was wrong)
  • 1932Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee, " premieres in New York City
  • 1932France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union

Born on November 29

  • 1229Louis II [the Stern]: Ruler (upper Baveria)
  • 1761Fridolin Weber: Composer
  • 1770Peter Hansel: Composer
  • 1797Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti: Composer
  • 1799Amos Bronson Alcott: US educator / poet (Concord Days)
  • 1802Wilhelm Hauff: Writer
  • 1803Christian Doppler: Austrian physicist (Doppler effect)
  • 1815Stephen Augustus Hurlbut: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
  • 1816Carl Binder: Composer
  • 1818George Brown: Canada -- Publisher (Toronto Globe), Prime Minister (L) 1858
  • 1833Louis Douglass Watkins: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
  • 1834Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1838Aeneas Mackay: Baron / Dutch Minister of interior / Colonies
  • 1839Ludwig Anzengruber: Austrian playwright (Der Schandfleck)
  • 1849Ambrose Fleming: Inventor (diode)
  • 1852Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher: Composer
  • 1856Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg: German Chancellor / Premier Prussia
  • 1860Hans Haym: Composer
  • 1862Friedrich Klose: Composer
  • 1863Spyridon Filiskos Samaras: Composer
  • 1866Waldemar von Baussnern: Composer
  • 1872Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg: Austrian soprano / director
  • 1891Julius Raab: Austrian union chancellor (1953-61)
  • 1891Richard Frank Donovan: Composer
  • 1894Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward]: Colfax, Washington -- Actor / dir (Texas Terror)
  • 1895Busby Berkeley: Los Angeles, California -- Choreographer
  • 1895Lodovico Rocca: Composer
  • 1895William V S Tubman: (Whig), 17th Liberian President (1943-70)
  • 1896Philip L Carret: Lynn, Massachusetts -- CEO (Pioneer Fund)
  • 1896Roderique La Rocque [La Tour]: Western actor (Beau Bandit)

Died on November 29

  • 0561Chlotarius I: King of the France (558-61), dies at about 61
  • 0917Radboud: Bishop of Utrecht / Deventer (900-17) / saint
  • 1268Clement IV [Guido Fulcodi]: Pope (1265-68)
  • 1314Philippe IV [the Handsome]: King of France (1285-1314)
  • 1378Charles IV: Roman-German King / German Emperor (University of Prague)
  • 1530Lord Chancellor: (1514-29), dies at about 56
  • 1632Frederick V: King of Bohemia (White Mountain), dies at 36
  • 1682Rupert: Prince of Palts / chemist / engraver / mathematician, dies at 62
  • 1775Lorenzo Somis: Composer, dies at 87
  • 1780Maria Theresia Hapsburg: Queen of Austria, dies at 63
  • 1813Giambattista Bodoni: Ital stamp cutter / publisher (bodoni), dies at 73
  • 1843Marco Santucci: Composer, dies at 81
  • 1864One-Eye: Cheyenne-chief
  • 1865Herman van Sonsbeeck: Dutch lawyer / statesman, dies at 69
  • 1872Cornelius Kreighoff: Canadian
  • 1872Giovanni Tadolini: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1872Horace Greeley: US founder / publisher (NY Tribune), dies at 61
  • 1895Eduard count von Taaffe: Austria Premier (1868..93), dies at 62
  • 1918Harald Kidde: Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • 1921Ivan Caryll: Composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60
  • 1924Giacomo Puccini: Ital Composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65
  • 1925Karl Flodin: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1939Philipp Scheidemann: German MP (SPD) / Mayor of Kassel, dies at 74
  • 1952Rosa Lewis: English chef / owner (Cavendish Hotel London)
  • 1952Vladimir N Ipatiev: Russian / US chemist, dies at 85
  • 1954George Edward Robey: English comic / actor (Henry IV), dies at 85
  • 1957Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Austria / US Composer (Kathrin), dies at 60
  • 1959Fritz Brun: Composer, dies at 81
  • 1959Hans Henny Jahnn: Writer, dies at 64
  • 1962Rav Aaron Kotler: Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood, New Jersey