On this day: November 28

Published On: 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
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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.

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