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

  • 1847
    The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    Indian Wars: Sand Creek Massacre – Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
  • 1944
    The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1965
    The Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.

Who were born on November 29?

  • 1908
    N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian (d. 1957)
  • 1928
    Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1940
    Chuck Mangione, American musician
  • 1942
    Chatrichalerm Yukol, Thai film director
  • 1954
    Joel Coen, American film director, producer, and writer
  • 1970
    Frank Delgado, American keyboardist (Deftones)
  • 1974
    Pavol Demitra, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2011)
  • 1977
    Juan José Gurruchaga, Chilean actor
  • 1979
    Simon Amstell, English comedian and television presenter
  • 1984
    Sitti Navarro, Philippine bossa nova artist

Who died on November 29?

  • 1626
    Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (b. c. 1580)
  • 1643
    William Cartwright, English dramatist (b. 1611)
  • 1939
    Philipp Scheidemann, German statesman (b. 1865)
  • 1953
    Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)
  • 1957
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian composer (b. 1897)
  • 1980
    Dorothy Day, American journalist (b. 1897)
  • 2003
    Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 2005
    Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (b. 1958)
  • 2009
    Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
  • 2010
    Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)

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