1803 - At the Cabildo building in New Orleans, Spanish representatives Governor Manuel de Salcedo and the Marqués de Casa Calvo, officially transfer Louisiana Territory to French representative Prefect Pierre Clément de Laussat (just 20 days later, France transferred the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase).
1916 - The Hellenic Holocaust enters its last phase, when Turkish Minister of the Interior Rafet Bey is reported of saying "we must finish off the Greeks as we did with the Armenians … on 28 November."
1954 - In Sylacauga, Alabama, an 8.5 pound sulfide meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges in her living room after bouncing off her radio, giving her a bad bruise (this is the only unequivocally known case of a human being hit by a space rock).
1960 - Production of the De Soto automobile brand ceases.
1972 - Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Zeigler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000.