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

  • 1394
    The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.
  • 1850
    The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    Albania is liberated by the Albanian partisans.
  • 1947
    The Partition Plan: the United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Israel.
  • 1987
    Korean Air Flight 858 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 155.
  • 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?

  • 1928
    Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Domenico Monardo, American record producer
  • 1942
    Chatrichalerm Yukol, Thai film director
  • 1956
    Leo Laporte, American television personality
  • 1960
    Howard Johnson, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Mariano Rivera, Panamanian baseball player
  • 1972
    Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player
  • 1973
    Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer
  • 1977
    Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater
  • 1978
    Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer

Who died on November 29?

  • 1330
    Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (b. 1287)
  • 1530
    Thomas Wolsey, English religious figure (b. c. 1470)
  • 1797
    Samuel Langdon, American university president (b. 1723)
  • 1942
    Boyd Wagner, American World War II fighter pilot (b. 1916)
  • 1953
    Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)
  • 1953
    Sam De Grasse, American actor (b. 1875)
  • 1972
    Carl Stalling, American composer (b. 1888)
  • 1980
    Dorothy Day, American journalist (b. 1897)
  • 2001
    George Harrison, English musician (The Beatles) (b. 1943)
  • 2007
    Tom Terrell, American musicologist (b. 1950)

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