11/28/2020 12:01:00 AM Today In History - November 28
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1717 Blackbeard attacked a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"; in 1932 Groucho Marx performed on radio for the first time; and in 1939 James Naismith the creator of basketball, died at age 78.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1340 - Battle of Salado, Spain: last Moorish invasion driven back
1520 - Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
1717 - Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"
1720 - Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution
1729 - Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
1814 - The Times of London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
1893 - Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.
1932 - Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time
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
1948 - "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
1967 - 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected by postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish
1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Major
1489 - Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (d. 1541)
1757 - William Blake, London, poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience), (d. 1827)
1929 - Berry Gordy, Detroit, record company owner (Motown)