TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Nov. 28, 2001

En­ron Corp., once the world’s largest en­ergy trader, col­lapsed af­ter wouldbe res­cuer Dyn­egy Inc. backed out of an $8.4 bil­lion takeover deal. (En­ron filed for bank­ruptcy pro­tec­tion four days later.)

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1520

Por­tuguese nav­i­ga­tor Fer­di­nand Mag­el­lan reached the Pa­cific Ocean af­ter pass­ing through the South Amer­i­can strait that now bears his name.

1922

Cap­tain Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public sky­writ­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, spell­ing out, “Hello USA. Call Van­der­bilt 7200” over New York’s Times Square; about 47,000 calls in less than three hours re­sulted.

1942

Nearly 500 peo­ple died in a fire that de­stroyed the Co­coanut Grove night­club in Bos­ton.

1964

The U.S. launched the space probe Mariner 4 on a course to­ward Mars, which it flew past in July 1965, send­ing back pic­tures of the red planet.

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