On this day: November 28

POSTED: 10:52 PM PST Nov 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 27, 2015 

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 - Polaroid Land Camera
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National Media Museum

1948: The Polaroid Land Camera first goes on sale, at a Boston department store, for $89.75. This first model would be sold through 1953, and was the first commercially successful self-developing camera system. A sepia-colored photograph took about one minute to produce.


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