On November 28:
1520 Three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
1628 John Bunyan, English cleric and author. was born.
1632 Jean-Baptiste Lully, French composer, was born.
1757 – William Blake, British poet, was born.
1814 The Times in London was for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
1820 Friedrich Engels, German philosopher, was born.
1829 Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer, was born.
1843 The Kingdom of Hawaii was officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
1893 Women voted in a general election New Zealand for the first time.
1904 Nancy Mitford, British essayist, was born.
1919 Lady Astor was elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She was the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markiewicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit).
1933 Hope Lange, American actress, was born.
1961 Martin Clunes, British actor, was born.
1977 Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer, was born.
2008 An Air NZ Airbus A320 crashed off the coast of France.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.