On This Day … 28 November

Events 587 – Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy recognises Childebert II as his heir. 936 – Shi Jingtang is enthroned as the first emperor of the Later Jin by Emperor Taizong of Liao, following a revolt against Emperor Fei of Later Tang. 1443 – Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in central Albania… Read More

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What was the Kingdom of Hawaii?

Introduction The Hawaiian Kingdom, or Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, originated in 1795, when the warrior chief Kamehameha the Great, of the independent island of Hawaiʻi, conquered the independent islands of Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi and unified them under one government. In 1810, the whole Hawaiian archipelago became unified when Kauaʻi and Niʻihau joined the Hawaiian… Read More

What was the Timok Rebellion (1883)?

Introduction The Timok Rebellion (Serbo-Croatian: Timočka buna) was a popular uprising that began in eastern Serbia (now the region of the Timok Valley) on 28 September 1883, led by the People’s Radical Party. It has been called the most important event in Serbia between independence (1878) and the First Balkan War (1912). The first battle… Read More

What was the Battle of Slivnitsa (1885)?

Introduction The Battle of Slivnitsa (Bulgarian: Битка при Сливница, Serbian: Битка на Сливници) was a decisive victory of the Bulgarian army over the Serbians on 17 to 19 November 1885 in the Serbo-Bulgarian War. It solidified the unification between the Kingdom of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia. Background The conclusion of the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) and… Read More

What was the Serbo-Bulgarian War (1885)?

Introduction The Serbo-Bulgarian War or Serbian–Bulgarian War (Bulgarian: Сръбско-българска война, Srăbsko-bulgarska voyna, Serbian: Српско-бугарски рат, Srpsko-bugarski rat) was a war between the Kingdom of Serbia and Principality of Bulgaria that erupted on 14 November 1885 and lasted until 28 November 1885. Despite Bulgaria being a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire, the Turks did not… Read More

What was the Treaty of Hopewell (1786)?

Introduction The Treaty of Hopewell was signed by the Choctaw at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains on 03 January 1786. The ceded area amounted to 69,120 acres, and the compensation to the Choctaw took the form of protection by the United States. To elaborate, the plenipoteniaries were Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens and Joseph Martin… Read More

What was the Battle of Rullion Green (1666)?

Introduction The Battle of Rullion Green in the Pentland Hills, in Midlothian, Scotland on 28 November 1666 was the culmination of the brief Pentland Rising (15 to 28 November 1666). At least 3000 men of the Scottish Royal Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns opposed about 900 armed Covenanter insurgents. The Pentland Rising… Read More