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On this day... November 29

Fun and historical facts for November 29th

Jim Clerkin
November 29, 2017 - 8:17 am
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NOVEMBER 29TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PACKAGE PROTECTION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ELECTRONIC GREETING DAY
  • TODAY IS THE ROCKERFELLER CENTER TREE LIGHTING

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • CHRISTIAN DOPPLER (THE DOPPLER EFFECT) (1803-1853)
  • LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (1832-1888)
  • C.S. LEWIS (1989-1963)
  • MADELAINE L’ENGLE (1918-2007)
  • JACKIE STALLONE (1929, 88)
  • DIANE LADD (1932, 85)
  • GARRY SHANDLING (1949-2016)
  • JOEL COEN (1954, 63)
  • HOWIE MANDEL (1955, 62)
  • CATHY MORIARTY (1960, 57)
  • ANDREW MCCARTHY (1962, 55)
  • DON CHEADLE (1964, 53)
  • JONATHAN KNIGHT (1968, 49)
  • PEDRO MARTINEZ (1968, 49)
  • ANNA FARIS (1976, 41)
  • RUSSELL WILSON (1988, 29)

 

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1825, “THE BARBER OF SEVILLE” IS THE FIRST ITALIAN OPERA PERFORMED IN THE US
  • IN 1830, AN ARMED REBELLION DUBBED “THE NOVEMBER UPRISING” SEES POLAND PUSH BACK AGAINST RUSSIAN RULE
  • IN 1877, THOMAS EDISON DEMONSTRATES THE PHONOGRAPH FOR THE FIRST TIME, PLAYING A RECORDING OF HIMSELF PLAYING “MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”
  • IN 1887, THE US GAINS ACCESS TO PEARL HARBOR IN HAWAII
  • IN 1890, NAVY WINS THE FIRST EVER ARMY-NAVY GAME 24-0 AT WEST POINT
  • IN 1916, ERWIN ROMMEL MARRIES LUCIE MOLLIN
  • IN 1917, THE SUPREME ALLIED WAR COUNCIL MEETS AT VERSAILLES
  • IN 1927, DR. SUESS (23) MARRIES HIS FIRST WIFE, HELEN (28)
  • IN 1933, PENNSYLVANIA OPENS THE FIRST STATE RUN LIQUOR STORE IN THE US
  • IN 1935, ERWIN SCHRODINGER PUBLISHES HIS PAPER ON “SCHRODINGER’S CAT”
  • IN 1942, THE US BEGINS COFFEE RATIONS
  • IN 1947, THE UNITED NATIONS SPLITS PALESTINE BETWEEN ARABS AND JEWS AND CREATES THE NATION OF ISRAEL
  • IN 1951, THE US TESTS ITS FIRST UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR EXPLOSION IN NEVADA
  • IN 1952, PRESIDENT-ELECT DWIGHT EISENHOWER TRAVELS TO KOREA TO ASSESS THE WAR EFFORT
  • IN 1953, AMERICAN AIRLINES BEGINS REGULAR DIRECT SERVICE FROM NEW YORK TO LOS ANGELES
  • IN 1960, PAUL MCCARTNEY IS ARRESTED FOR ARSON AFTER A CONDOM HE HAD BEEN USING AS A CANDLE CAUGHT A WALL OF A CLUB HE WAS CRASHING AT ON FIRE
  • IN 1961, ENOS THE CHIMP BECOMES THE FIRST ANIMAL TO ORBIT THE EARTH
  • IN 1961, A WHITE MOB ATTACKS THE “FREEDOM RIDERS” AT A MISSISSIPPI BUS STOP
  • IN 1962, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REVERTS BACK FROM TWO TO ONE ALL STAR GAME PER YEAR AFTER A THREE YEAR EXPERIMENT
  • IN 1963, THE BEATLES RELEASED “I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND”
  • IN 1963, PRESIDENT JOHNSON SETS UP THE WARREN COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
  • IN 1964, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE US BEGINS MASS IN ENGLISH
  • IN 1969, THE BEATLES “COME TOGETHER” REACHES #1 ON THE CHART
  • IN 1972, ATARI CO-FOUNDER NOLAN BUSHNELL RELEASES “PONG”
  • IN 1978, THE US JOINS 20 OTHER COUNTRIES IN BOYCOTTING THE UNITED NATIONS’ “INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN PEOPLE”
  • IN 1981, NATALIE WOOD DROWNS AND DIES AT 43
  • IN 1986, CARY GRANT HAS A CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE AND DIES AT 82
  • IN 2001, GEORGE HARRISON DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 58
  • IN 2010, ADELE RELEASES “ROLLING IN THE DEEP”
  • IN 2014, JERSEY SHORE’S SNOOKI MARRIES JIONNI LAVALLE
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