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What are the important events that happened on November 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 29 is the 333rd day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 16, 2015 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 402,432 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 71 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,073 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 29 Historical Events

  • 1781
    The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
  • 1847
    The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
  • 1890
    The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan and the first Diet convenes.
  • 1944
    The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
  • 1947
    The Partition Plan: the United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Israel.

Who were born on November 29?

  • 1951
    Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • 1955
    Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian
  • 1977
    Juan José Gurruchaga, Chilean actor
  • 1978
    Ludwika Paleta, Polish/Mexican actress
  • 1980
    Brian Wolfe, American baseball player

Who died on November 29?

  • 1695
    James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
  • 1999
    Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 2002
    Daniel Gélin, French actor (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 2010
    Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (b. 1937)

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