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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023

On Nov. 28, 1994, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was beaten to death by another prisoner at the Columbia Correctional Center in Portage, Wis.

By UPI Staff
On November 28, 1994, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was beaten to death by another prisoner at the Columbia Correctional Center in Portage, Wis. File Photo courtesy of Netflix
1 of 6 | On November 28, 1994, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was beaten to death by another prisoner at the Columbia Correctional Center in Portage, Wis. File Photo courtesy of Netflix

This is Tuesday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2023 with 33 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include English poet William Blake in 1757; architect Henry Bacon, designer of the Lincoln Memorial, in 1866; Motown Records founder/Rock and Roll Hall of fame member Berry Gordy in 1929 (age 94); Oscar winner/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/composer Randy Newman in 1943 (age 80); bandleader Paul Shaffer in 1949 (age 74); actor Ed Harris in 1950 (age 73); astronaut Barbara Morgan in 1951 (age 72); actor S. Epatha Merkerson in 1952 (age 71); actor Judd Nelson in 1959 (age 64); fashion designer John Galliano in 1960 (age 63); movie director Alfonso Cuaron in 1961 (age 62); comedian/TV host Jon Stewart in 1962 (age 61); model Anna Nicole Smith in 1967; TV personality/author Richard Osman in 1970 (age 53); actor Aimee Garcia in 1978 (age 45); actor Alan Ritchson in 1982 (age 41); rapper/actor Trey Songz, born Tremaine Neverson, in 1984 (age 39); actor Mary Elizabeth Winstead in 1984 (age 39); actor Karen Gillan in 1987 (age 36); actor Joe Cole in 1988 (age 35); actor Bryshere Gray in 1993 (age 30); auto racer Chase Elliott in 1995 (age 28); actor Lee Rodriguez in 1999 (age 24).

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On this date in history: In 1520, Ferdinand Magellan entered the Pacific Ocean on his way around the world. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

In 1919, Virginia-born Nancy Astor became the first woman member of the British Parliament.

In 1925, "The Grand Ole Opry," the famed country music show, made its radio debut. It's the longest-running radio broadcast in the United States.

In 1942, a fire at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston killed 492 people. Most victims suffocated or were trampled to death.

In 1958, the United States fired an intercontinental ballistic missile at full range for the first time.

In 1958, in odd news, a London man stole a police officer's bicycle after going to the police station to report his own bike stolen.

In 1989, Czechoslovakian Premier Ladislav Adamec agreed to a coalition government. The next day, the Czech Parliament revoked the Communist Party's monopoly.

In 1994, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was beaten to death by another prisoner at the Columbia Correctional Center in Portage, Wis.

In 2004, a gas explosion in a central China mine killed more than 160 people. About 123 miners escaped.

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In 2005, at least 150 miners were killed in a northeast China coal mine explosion. Seventy-one were reported missing.

In 2007, a U.S. airstrike in eastern Afghanistan killed 22 Afghan civilian road-construction workers. The men, working on a U.S. military contract, died as they slept in tents in a remote mountainous area.

In 2008, at least 400 people were killed and hundreds more injured in clashes in Nigeria between Muslims and Christians over local elections.

In 2010, reaction around the world was swift and mostly negative to a new batch of more than 200,000 confidential U.S. diplomatic documents published on the WikiLeaks whistle-blower website. U.S. officials denounced the release, which included many items classified as secret, and branded them a threat to global security.

In 2012, seven expatriate Egyptians, all Coptic Christians who were involved in making an anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims, were sentenced to death in absentia by the Cairo Criminal Court.

In 2016, LaMia Flight 2933 crashed in Colombia, killing 71 of the 77 people on board. The aircraft was carrying Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team, coaching staff and journalists. Investigators said the Avro RJ85 ran out of fuel and blamed the pilots for failing to take appropriate measures.

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In 2021, Hondurans headed to the polls, electing the country's first female president, Xiomara Castro.

In 2022, Europol conducted raids in six countries to take down a cocaine "super cartel," seizing more than 30 tons of drugs and arresting 49 suspects.


A thought for the day: "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving." -- American actor Rosalind Russell

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