Sunday, November 28, 2010
The WikiLeaks website is attacked by a computer-hacking operation and undergoes a a mass distributed denial of service attack as it prepares to release more secret U.S. documents. Julian Assange says U.S. authorities are afraid of being held accountable for their actions. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11858637
United States diplomatic cables leak and attack on WikiLeaks:
WikiLeaks releases a collection of more than 250,000 American diplomatic cables, including 100,000 marked secret or confidential.//www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/world/29cables.html
Leaked Cables Offer Raw Look at U.S. Diplomacy, New York Times, Nov 28, 2010ref name=manila//www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/11/29/10/1796-memos-us-embassy-manila-wikileaks-cablegate
1,796 memos from US embassy in Manila in WikiLeaks 'Cablegate' | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 28, 2005
Friday, November 28, 2003
Simon Crean announces his resignation as leader of the Australian Labor Party, the main opposition party in Australia. Crean has led the party since November 2001, but has consistently trailed Prime Minister John Howard in opinion polls. Crean becomes the first Labor leader to resign without having fought an election. His successor will be elected at a meeting of the Labor Caucus on . The candidates will probably be former leader Kim Beazley and finance spokesman Mark Latham. Foreign Affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd may also stand. //www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s999345.htm
The anti-Good Friday Agreement Democratic Unionist Party with 30 seats becomes the biggest party in Northern Ireland in the Northern Ireland Assembly Election, 2003, replacing the Ulster Unionist Party (27 seats), while Sinn Féin at 24 seats replaces the SDLP (18 seats) as the major Irish nationalist party.
Thursday, November 28, 2002
Henry Kissinger is appointed chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, commonly known as the 9/11 Commission.
Tuesday, November 28, 2000
Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz sets off the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze.
Monday, November 28, 1994
Voters in Norway decide not to join the European Union in a referendum.
Sunday, November 28, 1993
Wednesday, November 28, 1990
Tuesday, November 28, 1989
Cold War ndash Velvet Revolution: The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces they will give up their monopoly on political power (elections held in December bring the first non-communist government to Czechoslovakia in more than 40 years).
Saturday, November 28, 1987
Wednesday, November 28, 1984
Sunday, November 28, 1982
Wednesday, November 28, 1979
The United States dollar exchange rate with the Deutsche Mark falls to 1.7079 DM, the all-time low so far this record is not broken until November 5, 1987.
Air New Zealand Flight 901: an Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mount Erebus (in Antarctica) on a sightseeing trip, killing all 257 people on board.
Friday, November 28, 1975
While disabled, the submarine tender "USS Proteus (AS-19)
" discharges radioactive coolant water into Apra Harbor
, Guam. A Geiger counter at two of the harbor's public beaches shows 100 millirems/hour, 50 times the allowable dose.
Tuesday, November 28, 1972
Atari kicks off the first generation of video games with the release of their seminal arcade version of "Pong", the first game to achieve commercial success.
Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning United States troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000.
The last executions in Paris, France. Roger Bontems and Claude Buffet – the Clairvaux Mutineers – were guillotined at La Sante
Prison by chief executioner Andre Obrecht
(already suffering from Parkinson's Disease
). Bontems had been found innocent of murder by the court, but as Buffet's accomplice was condemned to death anyway. President Georges Pompidou
, in private an abolitionist, upheld both death sentences in deference to French public opinion.
Sunday, November 28, 1971
59th Grey Cup Game sees the Calgary Steders beat the Toronto Argonauts 14 to 11.
Monday, November 28, 1966
Sunday, November 28, 1965
Monday, November 28, 1960
Patrice Lumumba, the deposed premier of the Republic of the Congo, is arrested by the troops of Colonel Joseph Mobutu.
December – African and Malagasy Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OAMCE) (Organisation Africain et Malagache de Coopération Économique) is established.
Mauritania becomes independent of France.
A Soviet satellite containing live animals and plants is launched into orbit. Due to a malfunction it burns up during re-entry.
Friday, November 28, 1958
Wednesday, November 28, 1956
Roger Vadim's drama film "And God Created Woman" released in France as "Et Dieu… créa la femme", propels Brigitte Bardot into the public spotlight as a sex kitten.
Wednesday, November 28, 1951
"Scrooge", starring Alastair Sim, premieres in the United States under the title of Charles Dickens's original novel, "A Christmas Carol".
Monday, November 28, 1949
Winston Churchill makes a landmark speech in support of the idea of a European Union at Kingsway Hall, London.
Wednesday, November 28, 1945
Assembly of the world's first general purpose electronic computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), is completed. It covers of floor space. The first set of calculations is run on the computer.
Sunday, November 28, 1943
Saturday, November 28, 1925
The country-variety show WSM Barn Dance, later renamed the "Grand Ole Opry," makes its radio debut. It will go on to become the longest-running live music show.
Sunday, November 28, 1920
Thursday, November 28, 1918
Wednesday, November 28, 1917
Saturday, November 28, 1914
World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
Thursday, November 28, 1912
Tuesday, November 28, 1905
Civil service examinations are abolished in China
Women are given the vote and admitted to the practice of law in Queensland
insists on an international conference on the Moroccan question.
Workers' compensation is introduced in Queensland.
The title Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is officially recognized by King Edward VII.
Saturday, November 28, 1891
Wednesday, November 28, 1883
German bacteriologist Robert Koch discovers the cholera bacillus.
The British Parliament considers a major bill to allow Indian judges to try Europeans in India. The British community rises in protest and defeats the measure.
The Mexican government passes a law allowing real estate companies (controlled by General Porfirio Díaz's political associates) to survey public and vacant lands and to retain one third of the land they survey.
The first Carnegie library is opened in Andrew Carnegie's hometown, Dunfermline, Scotland.
Otto von Bismarck pushes the first social security law through the Reichstag.
Friday, November 28, 1862
American Civil War ndash Battle of Cane Hill: U.S. Army troops led by General John Blunt push back Confederate troops commanded by General John Marmaduke into northwestern the Boston Mountains of Arkansas.
Thursday, November 28, 1861
Acting on the ordinance passed by the Jackson government, the Confederate Congress admits Missouri as the 12th Confederate state.
Wednesday, November 28, 1821
Friday, November 28, 1806
Monday, November 28, 1785
The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the United States of America and the Cherokee Nation.
's "Haydn String Quartets" are published.
The British government establishes a permanent land force in the Eastern Caribbean
, based in Barbados
Monday, November 28, 1729
The third oldest settlement in Mississippi, Port Gibson, is founded.
A fire in Istanbul
destroys 12,000 houses and kills 7,000 inhabitants.
Thursday, November 28, 1715
Application of Nueva Planta decrees in Majorca and the other Balearic Islands formerly under the Crown of Aragon bringing them under the laws of the Crown of Castile.
Tuesday, November 28, 1662
The Royal Society holds its first meeting.
Sunday, November 28, 1660
At Gresham College in London, twelve men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray meet after a lecture by Wren and decide to found a College for the Promoting of Physico-Mathematicall Experimentall Learning (later known as the Royal Society).
December ndash Andres Malong, a native chieftain of Pangasinan, Philippines, leads a revolt against the Spanish regime.
Sunday, November 28, 1627
are hunted to extinction, the last being killed by poachers in Poland
Archduke Ferdinand III of Austria, heir apparent of the Habsburg Monarchy and a future Holy Roman Emperor, already King of Hungary ascends to be king of the religiously troubled Bohemia where his (still living) father's repression of Protestantism had triggered the ongoing Thirty Years' War in 1618.
Sunday, November 18, 1520 (Julianian calendar)
After navigating through the South American strait, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific (the strait was later named the Strait of Magellan).
Tuesday, November 19, 1499 (Julianian calendar)
Johannes Trithemius inadvertently reveals interests in magic by writing a letter to a Carmelite monk about a treatise he was writing on steganography.
Montenegro, the last free monarchy in the Balkans, is annexed by the Ottoman Empire as part of the "sanjak" of Shkodër.
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa matriculates at Cologne University.
Edward, Earl of Warwick, last male member of the House of York, is executed for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London.
Tuesday, November 19, 1443 (Julianian calendar)
Dracul begins his second term as ruler of Wallachia, succeeding Basarab II.
Nuno Tristão penetrates the Arguim Gulf.
Wednesday, November 21, 1229 (Julianian calendar)
Following the deadlock tie in the election of the VenetianDoge
, the number of electors is increased from 40 to 41 in order to prevent such future occurrences.
Thursday, November 22, 1095 (Julianian calendar)
On the last day of the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II appoints Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy and Count Raymond IV of Toulouse to lead the First Crusade to the Holy Land.
Saturday, November 27, 303 (Julianian calendar)
Diocletian makes a visit to Rome
. The Augusti
and the Caesars
are united for the first time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Diocletian's accession.
the civilization of Teotihuacan flourishes.