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 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 16, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 419,976 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 82 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 1,804 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 29 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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
    My Trach Massacre: First Indochina War.
  • 1947
    The Partition Plan: the United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Israel.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 29?

  • 1427
    Zhengtong, Emperor of China (d. 1464)
  • 1484
    Joachim Vadian, Swiss humanist (d. 1551)
  • 1627
    John Ray, English naturalist (d. 1705)
  • 1899
    Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)
  • 1910
    Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer, stage actor and director (d. 1961)
  • 1952
    Jeff Fahey, American actor
  • 1957
    Matthew Rubel, CEO of Collective Brands Licensing
  • 1966
    John Layfield, American professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1977
    Juan José Gurruchaga, Chilean actor

Who died on November 29?

  • 741
    Pope Gregory III
  • 1780
    Queen Maria Theresa of Austria (b. 1717)
  • 1942
    Boyd Wagner, American World War II fighter pilot (b. 1916)
  • 1953
    Sam De Grasse, American actor (b. 1875)
  • 1982
    Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
  • 1992
    Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 2002
    George “Two Ton” Harris, American professional wrestler (b. 1927)
  • 2004
    Harry Danning, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2007
    James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2010
    Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)

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