NOVEMBER 28 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1582 – In Stratford-upon-AvonWilliam Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway paid a £40 bond for their marriage licence on the 28th November 1582.

1814 – The Times in London was printed by automatic, steam powered presses for the 1st time on the 28th November 1814, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.. The steam powered presses were built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer.

1829 – Anton Rubinstein the Russian composer was born on the 28th November 1829 (died 1894).

1895 – The 1st American automobile race took place on the 28th November 1895, over the 54 miles from Chicago‘s Jackson Park to Evanston, IllinoisFrank Duryea won in approximately 10 hours.

1918Norman Arthur Wakefield the Australian teacher, naturalist, paleontologist and botanist was born in Romsey, Victoria on the 28th November 1918 (died 1972). Norman Wakefield was notable as an expert on ferns, and described many new species of plants.

1945John Hargreaves the Australian actor was born on the 28th November 1945 (died 8th January 1996). John Hargreaves has won 3 Australian Film Institute Awards, and nominated 6 times.

1948 – Beeb Birtles the Dutch-Australian guitarist from Little River BandMississippiZootBirtles Shorrock Goble, and Birtles & Goble was born on the 28th November 1948.

1968 – Dawn Robinson the American singer from En Vogue was born on the 28th November 1968.

1968 – Enid Blyton the English author died on the 28th November 1968 (born 1897).

1974 – the Filipino-American rapper from The Black Eyed Peas was born on the 28th November 1974.

1992 – Sidney Nolan the Australian painter died on the 28th November 1992 (born 1917).

2012 – Zig Ziglar the American author died on the 28th November 2012 (born 1926).

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