TODAY IN HISTORY - NOVEMBER 28

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on November 28

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1912 - Albania declared its independence after more than 400 years of Turkish rule.

1919 - Nancy Astor was elected as the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons.

1943 - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met in Tehran to chart the future Allied course for World War Two and decide a post-war future.

1962 - Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands died, aged 82. She won admiration for her conduct during World War Two and abdicated in 1948 in favour of her daughter.

1971 - Black September agents assassinated Jordanian Prime Minister Wasfi Tell outside a hotel in Cairo during an official visit.

1989 - Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, who captivated the world at the 1976 Montreal Olympics with the first perfect 10 score, fled to Hungary.

2000 - The Dutch lower house voted to legalise euthanasia. The upper house followed suit in April 2001.

2004 - Jordan's King Abdullah relieved his half-brother Prince Hamza of his duties as crown prince saying his job as heir to the throne impeded his ability to undertake wider functions.

2008 - Indian commandos storm Jewish centre in Mumbai.

2014 - Gunmen set off three bombs and open fire on worshippers at the central mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano.

2016 - A plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense soccer team crashes in the Colombian jungle.

 



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