29th November, on this day

1268 Papacy of Pope Clement IV ends
1781 The crew of the slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance
1812 Battle of Berezina ends. French successfully cross river with huge losses, despite being nearly surrounded by two Russian armies, ending retreat from Russia. A victory for the Russians
1825 1st Italian opera, Barber of Seville, produced in US (NYC)
1830 November Uprising : An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins
1845 The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour
1847 Indians kill Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore causing the Cayuse War
1850 The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation
1863 Battle of Fort Sanders : the decisive engagement of the Knoxville Campaign
1864 Sand Creek massacre : US Cavalry troops, commanded by Colonel Chivington, massacre 150 unarmed Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians at Sand Creek in Colorado
1864 Battle of Spring Hill : Confederate advance into Tennessee misses opportunity to crush Union army. Gen. Hood angered, leads to Battle of Franklin
1870 Battle of Villiers : the largest of the French sorties from besieged Paris during the Franco-Prussian War
1872 Indian Wars : The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River
1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates the hand-cranked phonograph
1887 US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
1890 The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan and the first Diet convenes
1898 City of Ainsworth a paddle steamer sternwheeler sunk during a storm in Kootenay Lake with 9 dead
1907 British nurse Florence Nightingale, 'the lady of the lamp', is presented with the Order of Merit by Edward VII of England for her work tending the wounded during the Crimean War
1910 The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine.
1915 Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.
1916 US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
1922 Howard Carter opens the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun to the public.
1929 Lt Cmdr Richard E Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached the vicinity of the South Pole" (He was wrong)
1932 First performance of Cole Porter's 'The Gay Divorcee' is in New York starring Fred Astaire and featuring the song 'Night and Day'
1933 In US, 1st state liquor stores authorised (Pennsylvania)
1934 In Britain, the first live radio broadcast of a royal wedding - the marriage of the Duke of Kent to Princess Marina at Westminister Abbey in London
1944 Albania liberated from Nazi control
1944 Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas at the John Hopkins hospital performs the first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome
1945 In the Balkans, Yugoslavia is proclaimed a Federal People's Republic under the leadership of Marshal Tito
1947 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine
1950 North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
1951 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
1952 President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess the war
1961 Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss
1961 Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp called Enos to orbit and twice around the Earth
1962 Britain and France announce a joint agreement to design and build 'Concorde' - the world's first supersonic airliner
1963 Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 LBJ sets up Warren Commission to investigate assassination of JFK
1963 Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831 : A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal.
1964 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
1965 In Britain, housewife Mary Whitehouse begins her 'Clean Up TV Campaign' by setting up the National Viewers and Listeners' Association to tackle 'bad taste and irresponsibility'
1965 Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2
1965 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups
1967 British troops withdraw from Aden
1967 US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara resigns to become President of the World Bank
1968 John and Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
1969 Beatles' "Come Together," single goes to number 1
1972 Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
1975 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii
1978 UN observes "international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people," boycotted by US and about 20 other countries
1983 Soviet war in Afghanistan : The United Nations General Assembly passes United Nations Resolution 37/37, stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan.
1987 Korean Air Boeing 707 disappears off Burma, on route to Seoul. All 115 lost
1987 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles). It was later ruled that he should not be credited with the goal
1990 The UN Security Council passes United Nations Security Council Resolution 678, authorizing "use all necessary means to uphold and implement" United Nations Security Council Resolution 660 "to restore international peace and security" if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
1994 Russian aircraft bomb Chechen capital of Grozney
1995 On his historic visit to Britain, US President Bill Clinton praises British Prime Minister John Major and Irish Prime Minister John Bruton for their joint efforts to bring peace in Northern Ireland
2007 The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
2007 A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad.

November 29th 2005

Iraq video shows Western hostages

Dozens die in Congo train crash

Vatican renews ban on gay priests

November 29th 2006

Bush in Jordan for talks on Iraq

Radioactive traces on BA planes

Pope holds Mass at Turkish shrine

November 29th 2007

Slovak raid nets 'bomb' uranium

Chinese media reports Tibet riot

Uganda confirms 16 Ebola deaths

November 29th 2008

Troops search Mumbai siege hotel

Riots 'kill hundreds in Nigeria'

Wal-Mart worker dies in sale rush

November 29th 2009

US police 'shot dead in ambush'

Find Bin Laden, PM tells Pakistan

Swiss voters back ban on minarets

November 29th 2010

Afghan 'policeman' kills 6 US troops

3 Fifa World Cup officials took bribes

Iranian nuclear scientist killed

November 29th 2011

Birthdates which occurred on November 29th :

1781 Andres Bello Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)
1803 Christian Doppler discovered Doppler Effect (color shift)
1811 Wendell Phillips women's suffrage/antislavery/prison reformer
1818 George Brown Canada, publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (L) (1858)
1832 Louisa May Alcott Germantown PA, author (Little Women)
1849 Sir Ambrose Fleming inventor (diode)
1874 Antonio Egas Moniz Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949)
1895 William V.S. Tubman (Whig), 17th Liberian President (1943-70)
1896 Philip L Carret Lynn MA, CEO (Pioneer Fund)
1898 CS Lewis English writer/scholar (Le Roman de la Rosa)
19-- Charles Flohe actor (Edge of Night)
19-- Eddie Earl Hatch actor (John-All My Children)
19-- Fran Ryan Los Angeles CA, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres, Gunsmoke)
19-- Jane Cameron actress (Another World)
19-- John Calvin Staten Island NY, actor (Howie-The Paul Lynde Show)
19-- Kory Clarke rocker (Warrior Soul-Last Decade of The Century)
19-- Michael Matijevic CT, rock vocalist (Steelheart-She's Gone)
19-- Naomi Stevens Trenton NJ, actress (Vega$, Montefuscos)
19-- Shane rocker (Law & Order-Whiskey Song)
19-- Yvonne Suhor actress (Lou McCloud-The Young Riders)
1902 Carlo Levi Italy, painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)
1906 Luis Van Rooten Mexico City Mexico, actor (One Man's Family)
1907 Merle Travis country singer (16 Tons)
1918 Herb Shriner Toledo Ohio, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show)
1923 Frank Reynolds E Chicago IN, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
1926 Dagmar Huntington WV, actress (Broadway's Open House)
1927 Rupert Crosse NYC, actor (Det Robinson-The Partners)
1927 Vin Scully sportscaster (NBC Baseball Game of the Week)
1928 Paul Simon (Sen-D-Ill), presidential candidate
1929 Don January pro golfer (1976 Vardon Trophy)
1932 Diane Ladd Meridian Miss, actress (Wild Angels, Wild at Heart)
1933 Dr David Reuben writer (Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex)
1933 John Mayall blues singer (Crusade, Looking Back)
1939 Gennadiy Volnov USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1940 Chuck Mangione jazz composer/horn blower (Chasing the Clouds Away)
1944 Felix Cavaliere Pelham NY, rocker (Rascals-Lonely too Long)
1946 Suzy Chaffee US, skier/chapstick user (Olympics-1968)
1949 Garry Shandling comedian (It's Garry Shandling Show)
1949 Kenneth D Cameron Cleveland OH, Lt Col USMC/astronaut (Sked:STS-37)
1955 Howie Mandel Toronto Canada, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere)
1959 Charles Grant Winston Salem NC, actor (Another World)
1960 Cathy Moriarty actress (Neighbors, Raging Bull)
1961 Kim Delaney Philadelphia PA, actress (All My Children, Tour of Duty)
1963 Andrew McCarthy actor (St Elmo's Fire)
1964 Kris Kamm Evanston IL, actor (Stuart Rosebrock-Coach)
1965 Neill Barry NYC, actor (Old Enough, Heat)
1968 Jonathan Raleigh Knight Massachusetts, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)


Deaths which occurred on November 29th:
1530 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey adviser to England's King Henry VIII, dies
1780 Maria Theresa leader of Austria, dies at 63
1872 Cornelius Krieghoff Canadian, dies
1924 Giacomo Puccini Italian composer, dies in Brussels
1962 Rav Aaron Kotler Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ
1977 George Hamilton Combs TV host (Through the Curtain), dies at 78
1980 Dorothy Day author (Stump the Authors), dies at 83
1981 Natalie Wood actress, drowns off Santa Catalina CA, at 43
1986 Cary Grant dies in Davenport, Iowa, at 82
1987 Howard Pyle (Gov-R-AZ, 1951-55), dies at 81
1991 Ralph Bellamy actor, dies

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