November 28, 1520
Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic.
December 1, 1955
Rosa Parks is jailed in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws.
December 4, 1945
In an overwhelming vote of 65 to 7, the U.S. Senate approves full U.S. participation in the United Nations.