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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, 1,448,755,200 seconds 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

  • 1945
    The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1947
    The Partition Plan: the United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Israel.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 29?

  • 1813
    Franz von Miklosich, Slovenian linguist (d. 1891)
  • 1849
    Sir John Ambrose Fleming, British physicist (d. 1945)
  • 1965
    Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese musician (d. 1992)
  • 1972
    Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1976
    Lindsay Mintenko, American swimmer

Who died on November 29?

  • 1268
    Pope Clement IV
  • 1342
    Michael of Cesena, Italian Franciscan leader (b. 1270)
  • 2001
    John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • 2010
    Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (b. 1937)

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