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This Day in History for November 28

This Day In History1775 – Second Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy.

1861 – Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy.

1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina.

1906 – Tommy Burns & Jack O’Brien fight to a draw in 20 for heavyweight boxing title.

1907 – In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.

1917 – Sigmund Romberg’s revue “Over the Top” premieres in NYC.

1925 – Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio, Nashville, Tn.

1929 – Richard E. Byrd makes his 1st South Pole flight.

1933 – A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis.

1942 – 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Gove nightclub in Boston.

1948 – “Hopalong Cassidy” premieres on TV.

1957 – “Look Homeward, Angel” with Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC.

1960 – CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes.

1974 – John Lennon’s last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)

1975 – “As the World Turns” and “The Edge of Night”, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcast, air their last live episodes.

1981 – Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football’s winningest coach.

1989 – Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oakland A’s contract.

1994 – In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institutional gymnasium.

2010 – 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Annita Baker win.

2016 – “Hamilton” sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway – $3.3 million.

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