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This Day in History: Nov. 28

1520 Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan finds the westward route to Asia from Europe by rounding South America and entering the Pacific.
1912 Albanian patriots led by Ismail Qemal proclaim the country's independence.
1916 During World War I, the first German airplane raid on London takes place.
1943 The Tehran Conference begins in Iran, with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin discussing plans for the Allied invasion of Europe.
1960 Mauritania becomes independent.
1964 The unmanned Mariner 4 mission to Mars is launched from Cape Kennedy.
1995 Pres. Bill Clinton signs a measure repealing the federal 55-mph speed limit.
1995 British Prime Min. John Major and Irish Prime Min. John Bruton announce an agreement aimed at restarting talks on the future of Northern Ireland.
2000 After three months of the latest Palestinian intifada, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak dissolves the government and calls for new elections.
2001 Enron Corp., the largest U.S. energy trading company, collapses after smaller rival Dynegy backs out of a planned merger; employees and investors will lose billions of dollars as a result. The collapse is the first in a series of huge corporate scandals.
2002 10 Kenyans and 3 Israelis are killed as three suicide bombers attack an Israeli-owned hotel near Mombasa, minutes after assailants with shoulder-fired missiles narrowly miss an Israeli jumbo-jet leaving the Mombasa airport.
2005 The government of Canadian Prime Min. Paul Martin is ousted by a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons.


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