29 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Queen Margaret Scotland, 1489
  • Gaetano Donizetti, 1797
  • Christian Doppler, 1803
  • Louisa May Alcott, 1832
  • Busby Berkeley, 1895
  • C. S. Lewis, 1898
  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., 1908
  • Merle Travis, 1917
  • Vin Scully, 1927
  • Diane Ladd, 1932
  • Jacques Chirac, 1932
  • John Mayall, 1933
  • Chuck Magione, 1940
  • Garry Shandling, 1949
  • Joel Coen, 1954
  • Howie Mandel, 1955

Died On This Day:

  • King Philippe IV France, 1314
  • Roman Emperor Charles IV, 1378
  • Cardinal Wolsey, 1530
  • Prince Rupert of the Rhine, 1682
  • Empress Maria Theresa Austria, 1780
  • Horace Greeley, 1872
  • Giacomo Puccini, 1924
  • H.L. Hunt, 1974
  • Natalie Wood drowned, 1981
  • Cary Grant, 1986
  • Ralph Bellamy, 1991
  • Frank Yerby, 1991
  • Emilio Pucci, 1992
  • Garry Moore, 1993
  • Gene Rayburn, 1999
  • John Drew Barrymore, 2004

Today's Events:

  • 1816 - America's first savings bank conceived- Bank for Savings in the City of New York.
  • 1890 - First Army-Navy football game played at West Point. Navy wins 24-0.
  • 1897 - World's first motorcycle race held in Richmond, Surrey, England; Charles Jarrott wins.
  • 1929 - Lt. Cmdr. Richard Byrd and three crewmen become first people to fly over South Pole.
  • 1945 - Yugoslavia proclaimed a republic and the monarchy is abolished.
  • 1947 - UN votes for partition of Palestine and creation of independent Jewish state of Israel; Arabs protest.
  • 1948 - 'Untouchables' caste abolished in India.
  • 1951 - U.S. explodes first underground atomic bomb at Frenchman Flat, NV.
  • 1962 - French and British agree to jointly develop the Concorde supersonic plane.
  • 1963 - New President Lyndon Johnson appoints Warren Commission to investigate assassination of Kennedy.

Holiday:

  • Liberation Day in Albania (1944)
  • St. Andrew's Eve celebrated in Poland

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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