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, 24,672,960 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 ‘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

  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.
  • 1777
    San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
  • 1847
    The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
  • 1881
    Spokan Falls (today the city of Spokane, Washington) is officially incorporated as a city.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
  • 1983
    Soviet war in Afghanistan: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan.
  • 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)
  • 1786
    Syed Ahmad Shaheed, Indian Muslim revolutionist
  • 1803
    Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist (d. 1853)
  • 1896
    Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)
  • 1921
    Dagmar, American television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1922
    Minnie Miñoso, Cuban baseball player
  • 1928
    Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter
  • 1949
    Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • 1976
    Lindsay Mintenko, American swimmer
  • 1983
    Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on November 29?

  • 1268
    Pope Clement IV
  • 1590
    Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
  • 1694
    Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (b. 1628)
  • 1780
    Queen Maria Theresa of Austria (b. 1717)
  • 1981
    Natalie Wood, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 1992
    Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1999
    Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 2006
    Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • 2007
    Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 2009
    Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)

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