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.
  • 1394
    The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.
  • 1777
    San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
  • 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
    The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
  • 1947
    My Trach Massacre: First Indochina War.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
  • 1983
    Soviet war in Afghanistan: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan.
  • 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?

  • 1427
    Zhengtong, Emperor of China (d. 1464)
  • 1835
    Empress Dowager Cixi, Chinese ruler (d. 1908)
  • 1874
    Francis Dodd, British artist (d. 1949)
  • 1918
    Madeleine L'Engle, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    James Rosenquist, American artist
  • 1947
    Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist
  • 1953
    Christine Pascal, French actress, director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1973
    Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer
  • 1982
    Lucas Black, American actor
  • 1991
    Zac Sunderland, American sailor

Who died on November 29?

  • 1314
    Philip IV of France (b. 1268)
  • 1590
    Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
  • 1600
    Nanda, King of Burma (b. 1535)
  • 1759
    Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)
  • 1939
    Philipp Scheidemann, German statesman (b. 1865)
  • 1967
    Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian Communist politician (b. 1886)
  • 1975
    Graham Hill, English race car driver (b. 1929)
  • 1996
    Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 1999
    Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese naval officer (b. 1918)
  • 2007
    James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)

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