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 - John Major
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U.S. Department of Defense

1990: A day after Britain's conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as their party leader, Major is summoned to Buckingham Palace and appointed Thatcher's successor as prime minister.

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