What happened on November 29? There are more than 283 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 29

November 29 In HistoryNovember 29 is the 333rd day of the year 2021. There are 32 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 48th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Georgiana, Alabama 36033 sunrise will occur at 06:28 AM and sunset will occur at 04:43 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Sagittarius. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 64 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For November 29

  • 800
    Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.
  • 1394
    The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.
  • 1777
    San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
  • 1781
    The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
  • 1830
    November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia’s rule in Poland begins.
  • 1847
    The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
  • 1847
    Whitman Massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
  • 1850
    The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill – A Confederate advance into Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Union Army. General John Bell Hood is angered, which leads to the Battle of Franklin.
  • 1864
    Indian Wars: Sand Creek Massacre – Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
  • 1872
    Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
  • 1877
    Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
  • 1881
    Spokan Falls (today the city of Spokane, Washington) is officially incorporated as a city.
  • 1885
    End of Third Anglo-Burmese War, and end of Burmese monarchy
  • 1890
    The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan and the first Diet convenes.
  • 1893
    The Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
  • 1929
    U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
  • 1943
    The second session of AVNOJ, the Anti-fascist council of national liberation of Yugoslavia, is held in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, determining the post-war ordering of the country.
  • 1944
    Albania is liberated by the Albanian partisans.
  • 1944
    The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
  • 1945
    The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1947
    My Trach Massacre: First Indochina War.
  • 1947
    The Partition Plan: the United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Israel.
  • 1950
    Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
  • 1952
    Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
  • 1961
    Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
  • 1963
    Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal.
  • 1963
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1965
    The Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
  • 1972
    Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
  • 1983
    Soviet war in Afghanistan: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan.
  • 1987
    Korean Air Flight 858 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 155.
  • 1990
    Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
  • 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 far south as Trinidad.
  • 2007
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.

Who Were Born On November 29?

  • 1338
    Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III of England (d. 1368)
  • 1427
    Zhengtong, Emperor of China (d. 1464)
  • 1484
    Joachim Vadian, Swiss humanist (d. 1551)
  • 1627
    John Ray, English naturalist (d. 1705)
  • 1690
    Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (d. 1747)
  • 1752
    Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher, settler of Jerusalem & Watkins Glen, New York (p. 7/1/1819)
  • 1781
    Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet and philosopher (d. 1865)
  • 1786
    Syed Ahmad Shaheed, Indian Muslim revolutionist
  • 1797
    Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
  • 1798
    Alexander Brullov, Russian painter (d. 1877)
  • 1799
    Amos Bronson Alcott, American writer, Transcendentalist philosopher, 1st superintendent for a school district (d. 1888)
  • 1802
    Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and novelist (d. 1827)
  • 1803
    Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist (d. 1853)
  • 1803
    Gottfried Semper, German architect (d. 1879)
  • 1813
    Franz von Miklosich, Slovenian linguist (d. 1891)
  • 1816
    Morrison Waite, American jurist (d. 1888)
  • 1818
    George Brown, Scottish-born Canadian journalist and politician, one of the Fathers of Confederation (d. 1880)
  • 1818
    William Ellery Channing (poet) Transcendentalist poet (d. 1901)
  • 1825
    Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (d. 1893)
  • 1832
    Louisa May Alcott, American novelist (d. 1888)
  • 1835
    Empress Dowager Cixi, Chinese ruler (d. 1908)
  • 1849
    Sir John Ambrose Fleming, British physicist (d. 1945)
  • 1856
    Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg, German statesman (d. 1921)
  • 1857
    Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)
  • 1874
    Egas Moniz, Portuguese physician, neurologist and Nobel laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1874
    Francis Dodd, British artist (d. 1949)
  • 1876
    Nellie Tayloe Ross, American politician and 14th Governor of Wyoming (d. 1977)
  • 1879
    Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • 1881
    Artur Phleps, German Waffen-SS officer (d. 1944)
  • 1881
    Julius Raab, Austrian politician (d. 1964)
  • 1882
    Henri Fabre, Aviation Pioneer (d. 1984)
  • 1888
    Joe Slater, Australian Rules footballer (d. 1917)
  • 1894
    Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • 1895
    Busby Berkeley, American film director and choreographer (d. 1976)
  • 1895
    William Tubman, Liberian politician (d. 1971)
  • 1896
    Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)
  • 1898
    C. S. Lewis, Irish writer (d. 1963)
  • 1899
    Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)
  • 1901
    Mildred Harris, American actress (d. 1944)
  • 1904
    Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)
  • 1905
    Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman Catholic bishop (d. 1991)
  • 1908
    Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American civil rights leader and politician (d. 1972)
  • 1908
    N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian (d. 1957)
  • 1910
    Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer, stage actor and director (d. 1961)
  • 1915
    Billy Strayhorn, American musician and composer (d. 1967)
  • 1916
    Fran Ryan, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1917
    Merle Travis, American singer/guitarist (d. 1983)
  • 1917
    Pierre Gaspard-Huit, French film director
  • 1918
    Madeleine L'Engle, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1920
    Yegor Ligachev, Soviet politician
  • 1921
    Dagmar, American television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1921
    Jackie Stallone, mother of Sylvester Stallone
  • 1922
    Michael Howard, British born American historian
  • 1922
    Minnie Miñoso, Cuban baseball player
  • 1926
    Tofik Bakhramov, Azerbaijani linesman (d. 1993)
  • 1927
    Vin Scully, American baseball announcer
  • 1928
    Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1928
    Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter
  • 1930
    Shirley Porter, English politician
  • 1931
    André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1931
    Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor (d. 1997)
  • 1932
    Jacques Chirac, French politician
  • 1933
    James Rosenquist, American artist
  • 1933
    John Mayall, British blues musician
  • 1935
    Diane Ladd, American actress
  • 1938
    Gene Okerlund, American wrestling interviewer and announcer
  • 1938
    Kashiwado Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 47th Yokozuna (d. 1996)
  • 1939
    Domenico Monardo, American record producer
  • 1939
    Peter Bergman, American comedian
  • 1940
    Chuck Mangione, American musician
  • 1940
    Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Bill Freehan, American baseball player
  • 1942
    Chatrichalerm Yukol, Thai film director
  • 1942
    Felix Cavaliere, American musician
  • 1942
    Maggie Thompson, American magazine editor
  • 1942
    Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
  • 1943
    Sue Miller, American author
  • 1946
    Brian Cadd, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1946
    Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban poet
  • 1947
    Petra Kelly, German politician (d. 1992)
  • 1947
    Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist
  • 1949
    Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor and writer
  • 1949
    Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • 1949
    Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1949
    Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • 1951
    Barry Goudreau, American musician (Boston)
  • 1951
    Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • 1952
    Jeff Fahey, American actor
  • 1953
    Alex Grey, American artist
  • 1953
    Christine Pascal, French actress, director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1954
    Joel Coen, American film director, producer, and writer
  • 1954
    Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1955
    C. David Johnson, Canadian actor
  • 1955
    Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian
  • 1956
    Eric Laakso, American football player
  • 1956
    Hinton Battle, American dancer
  • 1956
    Leo Laporte, American television personality
  • 1957
    Janet Napolitano, United States Secretary of Homeland Security
  • 1957
    Matthew Rubel, CEO of Collective Brands Licensing
  • 1958
    Devon Scott, American actress
  • 1958
    Michael Dempsey, English musician (The Cure)
  • 1959
    Neal Broten, American ice hockey player
  • 1959
    Rahm Emanuel, American politician
  • 1959
    Rich Camarillo, American football player
  • 1959
    Richard Borcherds, Fields Medal winner
  • 1960
    Cathy Moriarty, American actress
  • 1960
    Howard Johnson, American baseball player
  • 1961
    Kim Delaney, American actress
  • 1961
    Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese musician
  • 1962
    Andrew McCarthy, American actor
  • 1962
    Andy LaRocque Swedish musician (King Diamond)
  • 1964
    Cork Graham, American journalist, actor and author
  • 1964
    Don Cheadle, American actor
  • 1964
    Ken Monkou, Dutch footballer
  • 1964
    Tom Sizemore, American actor
  • 1965
    Ellen Cleghorne, American comedian
  • 1965
    Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese musician (d. 1992)
  • 1966
    John Layfield, American professional wrestler
  • 1967
    Zbigniew Szewczyk, Polish footballer
  • 1968
    Howard K. Stern, American attorney and reality TV personality
  • 1968
    Jonathan Knight, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
  • 1969
    Kasey Keller, American soccer player
  • 1969
    Mariano Rivera, Panamanian baseball player
  • 1969
    Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch footballer
  • 1970
    Frank Delgado, American keyboardist (Deftones)
  • 1970
    Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer
  • 1971
    Brad May, Canadian hockey player
  • 1971
    Gena Lee Nolin, American actress
  • 1971
    Gregory Byrne, American college administrator
  • 1972
    Brian Baumgartner, American actor
  • 1972
    Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Larry Joe Campbell, American actor
  • 1972
    Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1973
    Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer
  • 1973
    Sarah Jones, American playwright
  • 1974
    Lin Chi-ling, Taiwanese model
  • 1974
    Pavol Demitra, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2011)
  • 1975
    Andreas Ioannides, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1975
    Younis Khan, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1976
    Anna Faris, American actress
  • 1976
    Chris Akins, American football safety
  • 1976
    Ehren McGhehey, American actor
  • 1976
    Lindsay Mintenko, American swimmer
  • 1976
    Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player
  • 1977
    Juan José Gurruchaga, Chilean actor
  • 1977
    Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater
  • 1978
    Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player
  • 1978
    Benjamín Vicuña, Chilean actor
  • 1978
    Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1978
    Lauren German, American actress
  • 1978
    Ludwika Paleta, Polish/Mexican actress
  • 1979
    Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979
    Game, American rapper
  • 1979
    Neal Horgan, Irish footballer
  • 1979
    Simon Amstell, English comedian and television presenter
  • 1980
    Brian Wolfe, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Chun Jung Myung, Korean actor
  • 1981
    Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor
  • 1982
    Ashley Force, American race car driver
  • 1982
    Imogen Thomas, Welsh reality TV star
  • 1982
    Krystal Steal American pornographic actress
  • 1982
    Lucas Black, American actor
  • 1983
    Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Sitti Navarro, Philippine bossa nova artist
  • 1985
    Shannon Brown, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer
  • 1991
    Zac Sunderland, American sailor

Who Died On November 29?

  • 741
    Pope Gregory III
  • 1253
    Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
  • 1268
    Pope Clement IV
  • 1314
    Philip IV of France (b. 1268)
  • 1330
    Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (b. 1287)
  • 1342
    Michael of Cesena, Italian Franciscan leader (b. 1270)
  • 1378
    Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1316)
  • 1530
    Thomas Wolsey, English religious figure (b. c. 1470)
  • 1590
    Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
  • 1595
    Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)
  • 1600
    Nanda, King of Burma (b. 1535)
  • 1626
    Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (b. c. 1580)
  • 1632
    Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)
  • 1643
    Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (b. 1567)
  • 1643
    William Cartwright, English dramatist (b. 1611)
  • 1646
    Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (b. 1565)
  • 1661
    Brian Walton, English clergyman and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1694
    Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (b. 1628)
  • 1695
    James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
  • 1699
    Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (b. 1635)
  • 1759
    Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)
  • 1780
    Queen Maria Theresa of Austria (b. 1717)
  • 1797
    Samuel Langdon, American university president (b. 1723)
  • 1830
    John Maurice Hauke, Polish professional soldier, general (b. 1775)
  • 1847
    Marcus Whitman, Washington state pioneer (b. 1802)
  • 1883
    Emperor Hiep Hoa, the sixth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (b. 1847)
  • 1924
    Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (b. 1858)
  • 1927
    George Giffen, Australian cricketer (b. 1859)
  • 1939
    Philipp Scheidemann, German statesman (b. 1865)
  • 1942
    Boyd Wagner, American World War II fighter pilot (b. 1916)
  • 1953
    Alfons Fryland, Austrian actor (b. 1888)
  • 1953
    Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)
  • 1953
    Sam De Grasse, American actor (b. 1875)
  • 1954
    Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1957
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian composer (b. 1897)
  • 1967
    Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian Communist politician (b. 1886)
  • 1972
    Carl Stalling, American composer (b. 1888)
  • 1974
    James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)
  • 1975
    Graham Hill, English race car driver (b. 1929)
  • 1980
    Dorothy Day, American journalist (b. 1897)
  • 1980
    George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (b. 1923)
  • 1981
    Fredric Wertham, German psychologist (b. 1895)
  • 1981
    Natalie Wood, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 1982
    Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
  • 1984
    Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1986
    Cary Grant, British-born American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1987
    Irene Handl, English actress (b. 1901)
  • 1991
    Ralph Bellamy, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1992
    Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1993
    J. R. D. Tata, Indian businessman, Industrialist, and pilot (b.1904)
  • 1996
    Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 1998
    Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1998
    Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (b. 1947)
  • 1999
    Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 1999
    Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese naval officer (b. 1918)
  • 2001
    George Harrison, English musician (The Beatles) (b. 1943)
  • 2001
    John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2001
    Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)
  • 2002
    Daniel Gélin, French actor (b. 1921)
  • 2002
    George “Two Ton” Harris, American professional wrestler (b. 1927)
  • 2003
    Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 2004
    Anne Samson, Canadian Nun and supercentenarian (b. 1891)
  • 2004
    Harry Danning, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2004
    John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2005
    David Di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005
    Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (b. 1958)
  • 2006
    Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • 2007
    Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2007
    Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Roger Bonham Smith, American automobile executive (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Tom Terrell, American musicologist (b. 1950)
  • 2008
    Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (b. 1918)
  • 2009
    Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
  • 2010
    Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)
  • 2010
    Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (b. 1937)
  • 2010
    Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)
  • 2010
    Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist (b. 1913)
  • 2010
    Stephen J. Solarz, American politician (b. 1940)

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