November 28th is also known as Red Planet Day and French Toast Day.
Welcome to day 332 of the year folks, there are 32 days left of the year.
If today is an important day for you, you should know that it’s also been an important day throughout history too. Here you’ll learn about the historic events that happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1893, women voted in a general election for the first time in New Zealand? This made New Zealand the first country to allow women to vote in parliamentary elections.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about November 28th in history!
What memorable events happened on November 28 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was released, which first introduced the droid, BB-8.
East Timor declared its independence from Portugal.
In the 16th Century, Portugal began to colonize modern-day East Timor, taking complete control by 1702 and naming it Portuguese Timor. Portugal’s rule over the following centuries was somewhat limited, as they saw it as little more than a trading post. By 1975, Portugal had all but given up on the colony, and civil unrest was rife, which allowed East Timor to break away from Portugal.
The US SM-65 Atlas missile completed the first successful intercontinental ballistic missile launch.
SM-65 Atlas missiles were already being deployed for full operational use within a year. By 1965, they were already dated and replaced with newer, higher-tech intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). This was just the first of many Atlas missiles, with newer variants still in use today.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Ryan Kwanten? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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North Carolina, USA
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North Dakota, USA
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New South Wales, Australia
Unfortunately, November 28th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Leslie Nielsen was a Canadian actor born on February 11, 1926. He died on this day in 2010, at age 84 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Nov 28, 2010 (Age 84)
Every day brings a new quote – here are the most well-known quotes spoken or written on Nov 28th in history.
Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing, and love those who love you.
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
The Mariner 4 Spacecraft launched on this day in 1964 and, after an eight-month-long journey, became the first spacecraft to fly by Mars and capture photos. Red Planet Day celebrates both this historical moment and Mars itself, so read up on some Mars facts and try to spot it tonight!
National French Toast Day
It doesn’t matter whether you like it sweet or savory, or if you call it eggy bread instead; today is National French Toast Day, which means you should eat some today! So celebrate today by heading down to your favorite brunch spot or make it at home exactly the way you like it.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
In 1916, Cincinnati, Ohio, built a subway system that ended up never being used. It is the most extensive unused subway system in the US.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on November 28th shares the same star sign, Sagittarius.
Due to their spontaneous streak, Sagittarians can be challenging to make longer-term plans with.
People born during November have the Topaz birthstone. Topaz symbolizes rejuvenation and strength while also providing loyalty, faithfulness, and everlasting friendships.
Anyone born on November 28 would likely have been conceived around March 7 in the same year.
A baby conceived on November 28th, 2023, will likely be born around August 21st, 2024.