November 28

This Day in History


First Ping Pong Robot Debuts

"On this day in 2007, a Vietnamese robotics firm publicly demonstrated TOPIO 1, a ping-pong playing, bipedal humanoid robot, at the Tokyo International Robot Exhibition, the largest robot trade fair … (more...)


Lady Astor Becomes MP

American-born Nancy Astor, the first woman to ever sit in Britain's House of Commons, is elected to Parliament. Lady Astor took the Unionist seat of her husband, Waldorf Astor, who was moving up to an … (more...)


Haiku Master Dies

"On this day in 1694, Matsuo Basho, the undisputed master of Japanese haiku, died. His most famous work is his Frog haiku: ""Furu ike ya/ kawazu tobikomu/ mizu no oto"" [Old pond/ a frog leaped … (more...)