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Today in History
Today in History: Friday, November  28, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Nov. 28, 1990, Margaret Thatcher resigned after more than 11 years as prime minister of Britain.
 
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On this date in:
1520Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.
1895The first automobile race took place, between Chicago and Waukegan, Ill.
1905Sinn Fein was founded in Dublin.
1925The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville made its debut on radio station WSM.
1942Fire destroyed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, killing nearly 500 people.
1943President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin met in Tehran during World War II.
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1958The African nation of Chad became an autonomous republic within the French community.
1975President Gerald R. Ford nominated federal Judge John Paul Stevens to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by William O. Douglas.
1995President Bill Clinton signed a bill that ended the federal 55 mph speed limit.
2001Enron Corp., once the world's largest energy trader, collapsed after would-be rescuer Dynegy Inc. backed out of an $8.4 billion deal to take it over.
2011Egyptians voted in the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak; Islamist parties were the big winners.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Comedian Jon Stewart ("The Daily Show") turns 52 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Gary HartFormer U.S. senator, D-Colo.78
Eric ShinsekiFormer secretary of veterans affairs72
Paul WarfieldFootball Hall of Famer72
Randy NewmanSinger, songwriter71
Paul ShafferBandleader ("Late Show With David Letterman")65
Ed HarrisActor64
S. Epatha MerkersonActress ("Law and Order")62
Kristine ArnoldCountry singer (Sweethearts of the Rodeo)58
Judd NelsonActor55
Michael BennetU.S. senator, D-Colo.50
apl.de.apHip-hop artist (Black Eyed Peas)40
ChamillionaireRapper35
Mary Elizabeth WinsteadActress30
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. turns85 years old today.
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