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

  • 800
    Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.
  • 1864
    Indian Wars: Sand Creek Massacre – Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
  • 1877
    Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
  • 1881
    Spokan Falls (today the city of Spokane, Washington) is officially incorporated as a city.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
  • 1990
    Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 1797
    Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
  • 1949
    Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • 1959
    Neal Broten, American ice hockey player
  • 1965
    Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese musician (d. 1992)
  • 1969
    Kasey Keller, American soccer player
  • 1972
    Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1976
    Anna Faris, American actress
  • 1976
    Lindsay Mintenko, American swimmer
  • 1977
    Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater

Who died on November 29?

  • 1268
    Pope Clement IV
  • 1600
    Nanda, King of Burma (b. 1535)
  • 1883
    Emperor Hiep Hoa, the sixth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (b. 1847)
  • 1942
    Boyd Wagner, American World War II fighter pilot (b. 1916)
  • 1953
    Alfons Fryland, Austrian actor (b. 1888)
  • 1967
    Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian Communist politician (b. 1886)
  • 1981
    Fredric Wertham, German psychologist (b. 1895)
  • 1996
    Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 2009
    Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
  • 2010
    Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist (b. 1913)

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