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 334th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 16, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 411,216 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 ‘trihectatriacontatetragon’ 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 60 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 1,439 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 29 Historical Events

  • 1864
    Indian Wars: Sand Creek Massacre – Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
  • 1877
    Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
  • 1881
    Spokan Falls (today the city of Spokane, Washington) is officially incorporated as a city.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
  • 1972
    Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
  • 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?

  • 1813
    Franz von Miklosich, Slovenian linguist (d. 1891)
  • 1857
    Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)
  • 1879
    Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • 1940
    Chuck Mangione, American musician
  • 1947
    Petra Kelly, German politician (d. 1992)
  • 1956
    Hinton Battle, American dancer
  • 1970
    Frank Delgado, American keyboardist (Deftones)
  • 1972
    Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1975
    Younis Khan, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1982
    Ashley Force, American race car driver

Who died on November 29?

  • 1268
    Pope Clement IV
  • 1342
    Michael of Cesena, Italian Franciscan leader (b. 1270)
  • 1646
    Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (b. 1565)
  • 1694
    Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (b. 1628)
  • 1830
    John Maurice Hauke, Polish professional soldier, general (b. 1775)
  • 1953
    Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)
  • 1957
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian composer (b. 1897)
  • 1984
    Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 2005
    David Di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2008
    Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (b. 1918)

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