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 - Kingdom of Hawaii
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1843: The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation. The day would became a national holiday to celebrate the recognition of Hawaii's independence and the Hawaiian Kingdom entered into treaties with most major nations in the following years. In 1893, the kingdom would be overthrown by local businessmen and politicians, composed primarily of American and European residents, with annexation by America following in 1898.


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