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This Day in History for November 28 — Magellan Reaches Pacific Ocean, and More

Ferdinand Magellan ship
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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1520: Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific (more info)

1895: Frank Duryea wins the first motor-car race in the United States (more info)

1925: The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as ‘WSM Barn Dance’ (more info)

1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran, for the first time to discuss World War II strategy (more info)

1994: Cannibalistic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, serving 15 consecutive life sentences for a series of brutal murders, is beaten to death by a fellow inmate (more info)

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