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November 1, 1928 (Thursday)Edit

November 2, 1928 (Friday)Edit

  • The trial of José de León Toral, the assassin of Mexican president-elect Álvaro Obregón, opened in San Ángel. Toral, a Roman Catholic, testified that he felt he could "save the church from its enemies and herself, by ridding the country of the intellectual head of this terrible state of affairs."[3]
  • After months of earthquakes and collapses of Mount Etna's central crater, a lateral fault located halfway up the northeast slope of the volcano ripped open. Over the course of the next three weeks, roads and a portion of the Circumetnea train track were covered in molten rock, nearly two-thousand acres of historic vineyards and agricultural space were destroyed, and the village of Mascali was buried.[4]

November 3, 1928 (Saturday)Edit

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November 5, 1928 (Monday)Edit

November 6, 1928 (Tuesday)Edit

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November 8, 1928 (Thursday)Edit

  • José de León Toral was sentenced to death by firing squad. A nun was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment for being the "intellectual author" of the assassination.[14]

November 9, 1928 (Friday)Edit

November 10, 1928 (Saturday)Edit

November 11, 1928 (Sunday)Edit

  • A massive "moving day" of radio station frequencies took place in the United States due to General Order 40. Listeners around the country had to readjust their dials to find their favorite stations, but they also found programming they had never before been able to receive.[20]
  • Born: Carlos Fuentes, writer, in Panama City, Panama (d. 2012)
  • Died: Oyster Burns, 64, American baseball player

November 12, 1928 (Monday)Edit

  • The British steamship SS Vestris sent out an SOS when it began to sink off the coast of Virginia after listing in a storm. Passengers and crew took to the lifeboats for fear that the ship would sink entirely and carry them to the bottom.[21]
  • Died: Oskar Victorovich Stark, 82, Russian admiral and explorer

November 13, 1928 (Tuesday)Edit

  • 215 passengers of the SS Vestris were rescued and 1 found dead, leaving 123 as yet unaccounted for.[22]
  • Died: Enrico Cecchetti, 78, Italian ballet dancer and mime

November 14, 1928 (Wednesday)Edit

  • With the death toll in the SS Vestris disaster fixed at between 108 and 115, the ship's staff was widely criticized by survivors. They accused the captain of sending the SOS message too late and claimed that many of the lifeboats were in bad condition and lacked sufficient flares to signal rescue ships. Many women and children perished when the first lifeboat foundered.[23][24]
  • The New Zealand general election was held; the incumbent New Zealand Reform Party of Prime Minister Gordon Coates lost its majority.

November 15, 1928 (Thursday)Edit

  • Rudyard Kipling declared a copyright on his speeches, handing out advance copies of a speech he was about to make to the Royal Society of Medicine with a notice stating that all rights to the speech would revert to him on Sunday. "I have never heard of it being done before", said newspaper proprietor Lord Riddell. "What Mr. Kipling apparently is trying to do is to give a license to newspapers for the reproduction of his speech for forty-eight hours after it is delivered. What legal force the condition has I do not know. I do not believe such a demand ever has been tested."[25]
  • The British lifeboat RNLB Mary Stanford capsized and sank in Rye Harbour, drowning the entire 17-man crew.
  • Born: Gus Bell, baseball player, in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1995)

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November 19, 1928 (Monday)Edit

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November 24, 1928 (Saturday)Edit

November 25, 1928 (Sunday)Edit

  • 20 were reported dead in storms that sank shipping in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The French vessel Le Cesare went down off the coast of Algiers.[39]
  • Leon Trotsky's secretary died on hunger strike in protest at the alleged torture of Trotskyists.[26]

November 26, 1928 (Monday)Edit

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November 29, 1928 (Thursday)Edit

  • The Italian government announced changes to the country's labour system, practically dissolving the syndicalist hierarchy and giving more self-autonomy to each of the six federations organized by the categories of workers.[46]
  • Born: Paul Simon, U.S. Senator, in Eugene, Oregon (d. 2003) John Summers Strathaven

November 30, 1928 (Friday)Edit

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