Saturday 28 November 2015, 07:34:50
28 November 1520
: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reaches the end of the strait out of the Atlantic Ocean that now bears his name, naming the Pacific the Mar Pacifico
in reference to its apparent stillness.
28 November 1660
: The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge is granted its charter by king Charles II.
28 November 1680
: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and architect, dies in Rome at age 81.
28 November 1821
: Panama declares independence from Spain.
28 November 1881
: Stefan Zweig, Austrian novelist, is born in Vienna.
28 November 1912
: After 400 years of Ottoman rule Albania declares independence during the First Balkan War.
28 November 1943
: Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill meet at the Tehran Conference to discuss war strategies, followed by meetings in Yalta and Potsdam in 1945.
28 November 1947
: The megawatt is first mentioned in the journal Science
28 November 1954
: Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist, “father of the nuclear reactor”, dies in Chicago at age 53.
28 November 1964
: Mariner 4 is launched from Cape Canaveral, going on to make the first flyby of the planet Mars and take the first pictures of its surface seven months later.
28 November 1967
: Jocelyn Bell, graduate student of British radio astronomer Antony Hewish, discovers pulsars, earning him the first Nobel Prize in physics awarded to an astronomer.
the colour of its thoughts. Think only
on those things that
are in line with your
principles and can bear
light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what
you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your
integrity is your destiny—it is the light that guides your way. ~ Heraclitus (540 BC-480 BC)