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Eye of the Optimist-on this day in history

Some of the more positive events in history on November 28th:

1582 - William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married. 

1757 - English poet, painter and engraver William Blake was born. Two of his best known works are "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience." 

1919 Lady Astor is elected the first woman in (British) Parliament.

1925 The forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry, called the WSM Barn Dance, opens in Nashville, Tennessee, and there is a radio broadcast.

1943 Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin D. Roosevelt meet as allies against the Nazis at Tehran, Iran.

1948 Dr. Edwin Land’s first Polaroid cameras go on sale in Boston.

1950 In Korea, 200,000 Communist troops launch attack on foreign interventionists (US-UN) forces.

1971 The Anglican Church ordains the first two women as priests.

1975 East Timor declares independence from Portugal.

1990 Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Great Britain

1958 - The African nation of Chad became an autonomous republic within the French community.

2010 - WikiLeaks released to the public more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables. About 100,000 were marked "secret" or "confidential." 

1891 National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, precursor to IBEW, founded .
1953 Today in labor history:  400 photo engravers employed by New York City newspapers go on strike over wages and improved working conditions.  20,000 other newspaper workers represented by other unions refused to cross the photo engravers’ picket lines.  The strike ended eleven days later with the workers receiving a $3/week wage increase.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Independence Day of Mauritania

Independence Day of Albania

Thanksgiving Day, USA



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