November 29 Events in History - November 29 Birthdays - November 29 Deaths



2013 Experts observing the Comet ISON sweep 730,000 miles over the surface of the sun believe that that part of the comet survived the close encounter; images suggest a small nucleus may have remained intact
2013 A $3.4 billion takeover bid by American global food-processing giant Archer Daniels Midland for GrainCorp, an Australian agribusiness, is rejected by Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey
2012 New findings from MESSENGER, NASA's space probe, indicate almost definitively, that the north pole of Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, has water ice buried beneath the surface
2012 A new species of freshwater fish are discovered; the new species of darter fish, Etheostoma obama, are named after U.S. President Barack Obama
2011 Iranian students storm the British Embassy in Tehran, taking six hostages; the U.N. security council condemns the attack
2011 In Bangkok, Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is hospitalized with suspected food poisoning
2010 Pablo Picasso's electrician reveals 271 previously unknown works by the artist, claiming they were gifts
2010 Indonesia's Mount Bromo spews ash, forcing the closure of a nearby airport
2009 Pirates from Somalia capture the Maran Centaurus, a Greek-owned oil tanker, off the coast of Somalia
1997 USAir Arena closes, hosting Washington Wizards
1995 "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Sq Theater New York City
1995 CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched
1994 Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding
1993 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 40 performances
1992 "Sea Gull" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 48 performances
1992 "Solitary Confinement" closes at Nederlander New York City after 25 performances
1992 80th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 24-10
1991 TV show "Roc" has a gay wedding episode - Can't Help Loving that Man
1991 Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath, vs. Australia at the Gabba
1990 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 72 performances
1990 Expos President Claude Brochu agrees to buy club from Charles Bronfman
1990 U.N. Security Council sets Jan 15th military deadline against Iraq
1989 8th Largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
1989 India president Rajiv Gandhi, resigns
1987 "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 177 performances
1987 75th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 38-36
1987 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes
1987 Korean Air jetliner disappears off Burma, all 115 lost
1987 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
1987 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles) It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal
1984 Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, vs. New Zealand, Hyderabad
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 119 performances
1981 Greg Chappell scores 201 vs. Pakistan at Gabba
1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 U.N. observes "international day of solidarity with Palestinian people," boycotted by U.S. and about 20 other countries
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1976 Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with New York Yankees
1975 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii
1975 President Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped
1971 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton," premieres
1970 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Crickets' leading run scorer (7,250)
1969 Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
1968 John and Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
1967 British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen
1967 Robert McNamara elected president of World bank
1966 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
1965 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 16 performances
1965 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups
1964 Roman Catholic Church in U.S. replaces Latin with English
1963 Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 Lyndon Baines Johnson sets up Warren Commission to investigate assassination of John F. Kennedy
1962 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
1962 Great Britain and France decide to jointly build Concorde
1961 Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss
1961 John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th director of CIA
1961 Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit
1960 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)
1958 46th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28
1957 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers and Giants
1956 "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 925 performances
1955 Turkish government of Menderes resigns
1953 American Airlines begins 1st regular coml NY-LA air service
1953 WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
1952 President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war
1951 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat Nevada
1951 Winston Churchill re-elected British premier
1950 National Council of Church of Christ in U.S. forms
1949 Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa
1949 Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700
1948 "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie" debuted on NBC
1948 1st opera to be televised, "Othello," broadcast from the Met (New York City)
1948 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (NBC) begins broadcasting
1947 35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 10-9
1947 U.N. General Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs and Jews
1946 Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities
1945 Yugoslavian Socialist Republic proclaimed
1944 Albania liberated from Nazi control (National Day)
1944 John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery
1943 Partisan Tito forms temporary government in Jajce Bosnia
1943 U-86 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1943 U.S. aircraft carrier Hornet launched
1942 U.S. rations coffee during WWII
1941 29th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16
1941 Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Japanese war fleet
1939 Cor Klint swims world record 200 m backstroke (2:38.8)
1939 U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with Finland
1938 Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Netherlands-Germany
1937 Prince Bernhard injured in auto accident in Netherlands
1935 Michael Savage becomes 1st Labour premier of New Zealand
1934 Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally
1934 English King George V weds princess Marina of Greece/Denmark
1933 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)
1933 Japan begins persecution of communists
1932 Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee," premieres in New York City
1932 France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union
1932 U.S.S.R. and France sign no attack treaty
1929 Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole"
1926 Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager
1926 W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife," premieres in New York City
1924 12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
1924 NHL's Montreal Forum opens
1921 Coldest day in Nov in Netherlands -14.0 degrees C
1921 Z Parenteau and Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki," premieres in New York City
1918 Serbia annexes Montenegro
1916 Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin
1916 U.S. declares martial law in Dominican Republic
1913 5th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Parkdale, 44-2
1902 Gerhart Hauptmanns "Der arne Heinrich," premieres in Vienna
1901 East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved and opened
1900 Lord Kitchener succeeds lord Roberts up as supreme commander in South Africa
1897 1st motorcycle race (Surrey England)
1890 1st Army-Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point
1887 U.S. receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph
1870 Compulsory education proclaimed in England
1864 4th and last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia
1864 Battle of Spring Hill, Tennessee (Thomason's Station)
1864 Colorado militia kills 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians
1863 Battle of Ft. Sanders, Tennessee (Ft. Loudon), 8-900 casualities
1847 Indians kill Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore
1825 1st Italian opera in U.S., "Barber of Seville" premieres (New York City)
1813 Elias Canneman (Lib) becomes minister of Finance
1812 Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia
1803 Dessalines and Christophe declare St. Domingue (Haiti) independent
1775 Sir James Jay invents invisible ink
1760 French commandant Belatre surrenders Detroit to Major R Rogers
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army moves into Manchester and occupy Carlisle
1596 King Philip II devalues Spanish currency
1581 Doornik surrenders to duke of Parma
1573 Don Luis de Requesensy Zuniga succeeds duke of Alva as land guardian of Netherlands
1561 Lofland subjects himself on Sigismund August II of Poland
1516 Treaty of Freiburg French/Swiss "eternal" peace treaty
1349 Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
799 Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, returns to Rome











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