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

  • 1394
    The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.
  • 1781
    The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
  • 1850
    The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.
  • 1864
    Indian Wars: Sand Creek Massacre – Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
  • 1881
    Spokan Falls (today the city of Spokane, Washington) is officially incorporated as a city.
  • 1890
    The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan and the first Diet convenes.
  • 1929
    U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
  • 1945
    The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1961
    Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
  • 1972
    Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.

Who were born on November 29?

  • 1797
    Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
  • 1879
    Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • 1916
    Fran Ryan, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1933
    James Rosenquist, American artist
  • 1949
    Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • 1970
    Frank Delgado, American keyboardist (Deftones)
  • 1978
    Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player
  • 1978
    Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1978
    Lauren German, American actress
  • 1982
    Krystal Steal American pornographic actress

Who died on November 29?

  • 741
    Pope Gregory III
  • 1600
    Nanda, King of Burma (b. 1535)
  • 1847
    Marcus Whitman, Washington state pioneer (b. 1802)
  • 1975
    Graham Hill, English race car driver (b. 1929)
  • 1981
    Fredric Wertham, German psychologist (b. 1895)
  • 1984
    Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1993
    J. R. D. Tata, Indian businessman, Industrialist, and pilot (b.1904)
  • 1998
    Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1998
    Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (b. 1947)
  • 2007
    Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)

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