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On November the 28th
Norway voted not to enter the European Union.
A South African Airways passenger flight crashed into the Indian Ocean, resulting in the death of all 159 people on-board.
An Air New Zealand passenger plane crashed while on a sightseeing trip to Mount Erebus, resulting in the death of all 257 people on board. Mount Erebus is in Antarctica is the southernmost (active) volcano on Earth.
East Timor declared its independence from Portugal.
Mauritania gained its independence from France.
American actor, Judd Nelson, was born in Maine. He is best known for his part in the 1980's cult movie, The Breakfast Club.
American actor, Ed Harris, was born in New Jersey.
A fire at a nightclub in Boston, Massachusetts killed 491 people.
The Sinn Fein political party was founded with the single purpose of establishing the independence of Ireland.
Panama gained it Independence from Spain and joined the Great Colombia. The great Colombia was a republic in South America that consisted of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama. It existed between the years 1819 and 183.
Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan became the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean.
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