On this day: November 28

POSTED: 10:52 PM PST Nov 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 27, 2013 

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 - Mariner 4
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NASA

1964: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars. In July 1965, the spacecraft would perform the first successful flyby of Mars, returning the first pictures of the Martian surface.

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