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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, 24,145,920 minutes 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

  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.
  • 1847
    Whitman Massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
  • 1944
    Albania is liberated by the Albanian partisans.
  • 1965
    The Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2.
  • 1983
    Soviet war in Afghanistan: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan.

Who were born on November 29?

  • 1895
    Busby Berkeley, American film director and choreographer (d. 1976)
  • 1939
    Domenico Monardo, American record producer
  • 1949
    Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • 1971
    Gregory Byrne, American college administrator
  • 1972
    Brian Baumgartner, American actor

Who died on November 29?

  • 1980
    Dorothy Day, American journalist (b. 1897)
  • 1984
    Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1987
    Irene Handl, English actress (b. 1901)
  • 1991
    Ralph Bellamy, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 2002
    George “Two Ton” Harris, American professional wrestler (b. 1927)

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