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This Day in History for November 28 – First US Car Race and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1520 – Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific (More info)

1895 – Frank Duryea wins the first motor-car race in the United States (More info)

1925 – The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee as ‘WSM Barn Dance’ (More info)

1943 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran for the first time to discuss war strategy (More info)

1994 – Cannibalistic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, serving 15 consecutive life sentences for a series of brutal murders, is beaten to death by a fellow inmate (More info)

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