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Once Upon A Time – Nov. 28 – 1919 – Lady Nancy Astor Elected 1st Female Member Of British House Of Commons

1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean

1814 The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer – makes newspapers available to a mass audience

1858 Although Persecuted, Alf Planted Baptist Churches In Eastern Europe.

1858 Wilhelm Weist, pastor of the German Baptist Church in Stolzenberg in East Prussia, baptizes Gottfried Alf and eight others in Poland, the beginning of the Polish Baptist Church. Alf had been a Lutheran school teacher. Required to read sermons for the Lutherans, he came under spiritual conviction and gradually developed Baptist views for which he first lost his teaching job, and then was thrown off his farm. He became an influential revival leader.

1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election

1919 American-born Lady Nancy Astor elected as the 1st female member of the British House of Commons

1967 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Bell Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University

Today’s Historical Events
Today in Film & TV
1975 “As the World Turns” and “The Edge of Night”, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.

Today in Music
1925 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee

Today in Sport
1895 America’s 1st auto race organised by the “Chicago Times-Herald” – Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, Frank Duryea wins averaging 7 MPH

Do you know this fact about today? Did You Know?
1907 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater

Would you believe this fact about today? Would You Believe?
1922 Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out “Hello USA.

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