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TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Monday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2022. There are 33 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1520: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.
1919: American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament.
1942: Fire engulfed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, killing 492 people in the deadliest nightclub blaze ever.
1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began conferring in Tehran during World War II.
1961: Ernie Davis of Syracuse University became the first African-American to be named winner of the Heisman Trophy.
1964: The United States 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.
1979: An Air New Zealand DC-10 en route to the South Pole crashed into a mountain in Antarctica, killing all 257 people aboard.
1990: Margaret Thatcher resigned as British prime minister during an audience with Queen Elizabeth II.