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This Day in History: Nov. 28

This Day in History: Nov. 28

In 1990, Margaret Thatcher resigned as British prime minister during an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, who then conferred the premiership on John Major.

1520: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.

1861: The Confederate Congress admitted Missouri as the 12th state of the Confederacy after Missouri's disputed secession from the Union.

1922: Capt. 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...

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