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, 25,198,560 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 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

  • 800
    Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.
  • 1847
    Whitman Massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
  • 1864
    Indian Wars: Sand Creek Massacre – Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
  • 1893
    The Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
  • 1944
    The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
  • 1945
    The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1947
    My Trach Massacre: First Indochina War.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 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?

  • 1484
    Joachim Vadian, Swiss humanist (d. 1551)
  • 1798
    Alexander Brullov, Russian painter (d. 1877)
  • 1818
    George Brown, Scottish-born Canadian journalist and politician, one of the Fathers of Confederation (d. 1880)
  • 1818
    William Ellery Channing (poet) Transcendentalist poet (d. 1901)
  • 1874
    Egas Moniz, Portuguese physician, neurologist and Nobel laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1910
    Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer, stage actor and director (d. 1961)
  • 1953
    Christine Pascal, French actress, director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1955
    Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian
  • 1958
    Michael Dempsey, English musician (The Cure)
  • 1976
    Chris Akins, American football safety

Who died on November 29?

  • 1268
    Pope Clement IV
  • 1595
    Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)
  • 1632
    Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)
  • 1924
    Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (b. 1858)
  • 1984
    Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1998
    Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1999
    Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 2001
    John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2004
    Harry Danning, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2009
    Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)

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