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

  • 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
    Whitman Massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
  • 1877
    Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
  • 1929
    U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
  • 1944
    Albania is liberated by the Albanian partisans.
  • 1947
    My Trach Massacre: First Indochina War.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as far south as Trinidad.

Who were born on November 29?

  • 1818
    William Ellery Channing (poet) Transcendentalist poet (d. 1901)
  • 1882
    Henri Fabre, Aviation Pioneer (d. 1984)
  • 1922
    Michael Howard, British born American historian
  • 1940
    Chuck Mangione, American musician
  • 1946
    Brian Cadd, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1951
    Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • 1959
    Richard Borcherds, Fields Medal winner
  • 1969
    Mariano Rivera, Panamanian baseball player
  • 1978
    Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player
  • 1978
    Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer

Who died on November 29?

  • 1268
    Pope Clement IV
  • 1797
    Samuel Langdon, American university president (b. 1723)
  • 1847
    Marcus Whitman, Washington state pioneer (b. 1802)
  • 1953
    Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)
  • 1954
    Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1981
    Fredric Wertham, German psychologist (b. 1895)
  • 1984
    Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1996
    Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 1999
    Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese naval officer (b. 1918)
  • 2007
    Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)

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