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 333rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 16, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,511,913,600 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 ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ 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 82 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 1,804 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 29 Historical Events

  • 800
    Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.
  • 1777
    San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
  • 1943
    The second session of AVNOJ, the Anti-fascist council of national liberation of Yugoslavia, is held in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, determining the post-war ordering of the country.
  • 1945
    The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1947
    My Trach Massacre: First Indochina War.
  • 1950
    Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
  • 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
    Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal.
  • 1987
    Korean Air Flight 858 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 155.
  • 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?

  • 1427
    Zhengtong, Emperor of China (d. 1464)
  • 1627
    John Ray, English naturalist (d. 1705)
  • 1799
    Amos Bronson Alcott, American writer, Transcendentalist philosopher, 1st superintendent for a school district (d. 1888)
  • 1879
    Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • 1888
    Joe Slater, Australian Rules footballer (d. 1917)
  • 1904
    Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)
  • 1951
    Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • 1958
    Michael Dempsey, English musician (The Cure)
  • 1978
    Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1991
    Zac Sunderland, American sailor

Who died on November 29?

  • 1314
    Philip IV of France (b. 1268)
  • 1530
    Thomas Wolsey, English religious figure (b. c. 1470)
  • 1595
    Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)
  • 1626
    Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (b. c. 1580)
  • 1646
    Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (b. 1565)
  • 1661
    Brian Walton, English clergyman and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1699
    Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (b. 1635)
  • 2003
    Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 2004
    Harry Danning, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2010
    Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)

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