Today in History – 28 November

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1520

Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean

1660

The Royal Society forms in London

1821

Panama declares independence from Spain

1890

Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule died. He led a selfless life devoted to the upliftment of the lower classes of the Hindu society. He also started school for girls and for downtroddens and untouchables. He was assissted in education field by his wide Savitri Bai.

1893

Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election

1918

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia & Germany abdicates

1956

Chou En- lai, Chinese Prime Minister, came to India.

1993

JRD Tata, 89, passed away in Geneva.

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