28 November 1729
- 1861 – Missouri was officially admitted to the Confederate States of America. 1862 – The cavalry Battle of Cane Hill, Arkansas claimed 475 combined casualties.
- 1871 – The Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina.
- 1919 – American-born Lady Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor of Danville, Virginia, was elected the first female member of the British Parliament
- 1925 – The “WSM Barn Dance” debuted on the Nashville radio. In 1927, the show’s name changed to the Grand Ole Opry and fans came to live performancesat the downtown WSM studios.
- 1929 – Ernie Nevers of the St. Louis Cardinals became the first professional football player to score six touchdowns in a single game.
- 1938 – The 4th Heisman Trophy was awarded to Davey O’Brien, the quarterback of Texas Christian University
- 1963 – U.S. President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral, Florida would be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor. The name was changed back to Cape Canaveral in 1973 by a vote of residents.
- 1995 – U.S. President Clinton signed a $6 billion road bill that ended the federal 55 mph speed limit.
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