On this day: November 28

Published On: Nov 28 2012 12:52:20 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 28 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Washington Irving
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1859: Author Washington Irving, best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," dies of heart attack at the age of 76 in Tarrytown, New York.

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