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On This Day: What happened on 28 November?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering.

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 28 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


1904 | Emily Chinea is the first woman to be executed in South Africa after she was found guilty of killing her husband.

1907 | King Leopold II of Belgium transfers Congo to the government of Belgian. This was after he was criticised for treating the people ruthlessly.

1966 | Michel Micombero makes himself the first President of Burundi after he removed the monarchy.

1987 | 159 people die when Helderberg SAA Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean.

2002 | A hotel owned by an Israeli in Mombasa, Kenya is blown up by suicide bombers.

2014 | At least 120 people die in a terrorist attack at the central mosque in Kano, Nigeria.

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1916 | South African politician and lawyer, Marthinus Theunis Steyn (59)

1951 | South Africa’s first black national trade union leader, Clements Kadalie (55)

1967 | First President of Gabon, Léon M’ba (65)

2017 | Egyptian actress and singer, Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker (86)


1908 | Governor of Ondo State in Nigeria, Michael Adekunle Ajasin

1924 | South African poet and journalist, Dennis Brutus

1935 | South African rugby player, Frik du Preez

1947 | Botswana Speaker of The National Assembly, Gladys Kokorwe

1978 | Tunisia football player, Mehdi Nafti

1987 | South African-English cricketer, Craig Kieswetter


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1931 | Donald Bradman scores 226 for Australia in their Test against South Africa in Brisbane.

2004 | The Springboks are named Team of the Year at International Rugby Board awards.


1989 | ‘All Hail the Queen’ Queen Latifah album is released.

2012 | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey releases in New Zealand.


There are no tigers in Africa because the conditions on the African continent are not suitable for tigers to exist. Wild tigers are found in Asia.

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