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, 25,198,560 minutes 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.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.
  • 1781
    The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
  • 1885
    End of Third Anglo-Burmese War, and end of Burmese monarchy
  • 1893
    The Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
  • 1944
    The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
  • 1945
    The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1952
    Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
  • 1963
    Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal.
  • 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?

  • 1627
    John Ray, English naturalist (d. 1705)
  • 1856
    Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg, German statesman (d. 1921)
  • 1921
    Dagmar, American television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1921
    Jackie Stallone, mother of Sylvester Stallone
  • 1928
    Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1935
    Diane Ladd, American actress
  • 1959
    Rahm Emanuel, American politician
  • 1976
    Chris Akins, American football safety
  • 1980
    Chun Jung Myung, Korean actor
  • 1982
    Krystal Steal American pornographic actress

Who died on November 29?

  • 741
    Pope Gregory III
  • 1378
    Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1316)
  • 1643
    Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (b. 1567)
  • 1883
    Emperor Hiep Hoa, the sixth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (b. 1847)
  • 1967
    Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian Communist politician (b. 1886)
  • 1980
    George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (b. 1923)
  • 1992
    Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1998
    Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2001
    John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2007
    Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)

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