On this day: November 28

Published: Nov 28 2012 01:52:20 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 28 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

Magellan reaches the Pacific, William Shakespeare gets hitched, the Grand Ole Opry debuts, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci defects, and Jeffrey Dahmer is killed in prison, all on this day.

OTD November 28 - Ferdinand Magellan
1 / 52
Public domain

1520: After navigating through a strait at the southern end of South America, 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.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine

    REUTERS/Larry Downing

    White House fashion faux pas

    The snark sparked by President Barack Obama's tan suit has exploded across social media. But it's far from the first White House fashion statement to raise eyebrows.

On this Day

  • Michael Jackson in Brunei

    David Loh/Reuters

    On this day: August 29

    American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.