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, 1,480,377,600 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 ‘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.
  • 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.
  • 1881
    Spokan Falls (today the city of Spokane, Washington) is officially incorporated as a city.
  • 1944
    Albania is liberated by the Albanian partisans.
  • 1947
    My Trach Massacre: First Indochina War.
  • 1950
    Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
  • 1963
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1972
    Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
  • 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?

  • 1825
    Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (d. 1893)
  • 1879
    Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • 1899
    Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)
  • 1905
    Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman Catholic bishop (d. 1991)
  • 1918
    Madeleine L'Engle, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1927
    Vin Scully, American baseball announcer
  • 1946
    Brian Cadd, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1953
    Alex Grey, American artist
  • 1970
    Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer
  • 1980
    Chun Jung Myung, Korean actor

Who died on November 29?

  • 741
    Pope Gregory III
  • 1595
    Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)
  • 1830
    John Maurice Hauke, Polish professional soldier, general (b. 1775)
  • 1942
    Boyd Wagner, American World War II fighter pilot (b. 1916)
  • 1996
    Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 1999
    Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 2004
    John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2005
    Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (b. 1958)
  • 2010
    Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)
  • 2010
    Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)

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