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On This Day in History - 28th November

Birthdays

1628John Bunyan, Author of 'The Pilgrims Progress'
1757William Blake, Mystical English poet
1904Nancy Mitford, English novelist
1919Keith Miller, Australian cricketer
1932Terence Frisby, Playwright & actor; 'There's A Girl In My Soup'
1940Clem Curtis, Of the group 'The Foundations'
1943Randy Newman, Songwriter and pianist
1944R.B Greaves, 'Soul' singer

Events

1859Washington Irving, the American author of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' & 'Rip Van Winkle', died
1905In Dublin, the Irish political party Sinn Fein was founded by Arthur Griffith
1919Nancy Astor became Britain's first woman MP when she was elected at Plymouth
1962Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands died
1965'The Seekers', had a number one hit with 'The Carnival Is Over'
1968Enid Blyton, the childrens writer and creator of 'Noddy', died
1990Margaret Thatcher made her last speech outside 10 Downing St.