On this day: November 28

Published On: Nov 28 2012 12:52:20 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 28 2016 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 - Richard Wright
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1960: American author Richard Wright, whose work, including "Black Boy" and "Native Son," helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century, dies of a heart attack at the age of 52 in Paris, France.

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