What happened this day in history November 29

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 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 16, 2024 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,880,640 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 ‘trihectatriacontatetragon’ day.

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 61 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 4,361 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 29 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1877
    Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
  • 1890
    The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan and the first Diet convenes.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1947
    The Partition Plan: the United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Israel.
  • 1965
    The Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2.
  • 1972
    Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
  • 1987
    Korean Air Flight 858 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 155.

Who were born on November 29?

  • 1874
    Francis Dodd, British artist (d. 1949)
  • 1918
    Madeleine L'Engle, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1921
    Jackie Stallone, mother of Sylvester Stallone
  • 1951
    Barry Goudreau, American musician (Boston)
  • 1952
    Jeff Fahey, American actor
  • 1961
    Kim Delaney, American actress
  • 1962
    Andy LaRocque Swedish musician (King Diamond)
  • 1966
    John Layfield, American professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Anna Faris, American actress

Who died on November 29?

  • 1268
    Pope Clement IV
  • 1626
    Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (b. c. 1580)
  • 1632
    Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)
  • 1695
    James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
  • 1967
    Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian Communist politician (b. 1886)
  • 1996
    Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 2001
    George Harrison, English musician (The Beatles) (b. 1943)
  • 2004
    Harry Danning, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2010
    Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)
  • 2010
    Stephen J. Solarz, American politician (b. 1940)

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