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November 29 - Today in History
By Staff
Nov 29, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0561 - Chlotarius I, King of the France (558-61), dies at about 61
0799 - Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, returns to Rome
1268 - Clement IV, [Guido Fulcodi], Pope (1265-68), dies
1314 - Philippe IV, the Handsome, King of France (1285-1314), dies 
1349 - Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
1378 - Charles IV, Roman-German King/German emperor (Univ of Prague), dies
1516 - Treaty of Freiburg] French/Swiss "eternal" peace treaty
1561 - Lefland subjects himself on Sigismund August II of Poland
1573 - Don Lu�s de Requesensy Zuniga succeeds duke of Alva as land guardian of Netherlands
1581 - Doornik surrenders to duke of Parma
1596 - King Philip II devalues Spanish currency
1632 - Frederick V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain), dies at 36
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies army moves into Manchester & occupy Carlisle
1760 - French commandant Bel�tre surrenders Detroit to Major R Rogers
1775 - Sir James Jay invents invisible ink
1780 - Maria Theresia Hapsburg, Queen of Austria, dies at 63
1803 - Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent
1812 - Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia
1813 - Elias Canneman (Lib) becomes minister of Finance
1847 - Indians kill Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla, Oregon
1863 - Battle of Ft Sanders, TN (Ft Loudon), 8-900 casualities
1864 - One-Eye, Cheyenne-chief, dies
1864 - 4th & last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia
1864 - Battle of Spring Hill, Tennessee (Thomason's Station)
1864 - Colorado militia kills 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians
1870 - Compulsory education proclaimed in England
1872 - Horace Greeley, US founder/publisher (NY Tribune), dies at 61
1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph
1887 - US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
1890 - First Army-Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point
1897 - First motorcycle race (Surrey England)
1900 - Lord Kitchener succeeds lord Roberts up as supreme commander in S Africa
1901 - East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved & opened
1913 - 5th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Parkdale, 44-2
1916 - Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin
1916 - US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
1918 - Serbia annexes Montenegro
1924 - 12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
1924 - NHL's Montr�al Forum opens
1926 - Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager
1929 - Lt Commander Richard E Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole" (He was wrong)
1932 - Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee," premieres in NYC
1932 - France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union
1932 - USSR & France sign no attack treaty
1933 - First state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)
1933 - Japan begins persecution of communists
1934 - Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally
1934 - English King George V weds princess Marina of Greece/Denmark
1935 - Michael Savage becomes 1st Labour premier of New Zealand
1937 - Prince Bernhard injured in auto accident in Netherlands
1938 - Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Netherlands-Germany
1939 - Cor Klint swims world record 200 m backstroke (2:38.8)
1939 - USSR drops diplomatic relations with Finland
1941 - 29th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16
1941 - Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Jap war fleet
1942 - US rations coffee
1943 - Partisan Tito forms temporary government in Jajce Bosnia
1943 - U-86 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1943 - US aircraft carrier Hornet launched
1944 - Albania liberated from Nazi control (Natl Day)
1944 - John Hopkins hospital performs first open heart surgery
1945 - Yugoslavian Socialist Republic proclaimed
1946 - Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities
1947 - 35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 10-9
1947 - UN General Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
1948 - "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" debuted on NBC
1948 - First opera to be televised, "Othello," broadcast from the Met (NYC)
1949 - Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa
1949 - Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700
1950 - National Council of Church of Christ in US forms
1951 - First underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat Nevada
1951 - Winston Churchill re-elected British premier
1952 - 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
1952 - President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war
1953 - American Airlines begins first regular coml NY-LA air service
1955 - Turkish government of Menderes resigns
1957 - NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants
1958 - 46th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28
1960 - 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)
1961 - Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Mississippi
1961 - John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th director of CIA
1961 - Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit
1962 - Baseball decides to revert back to one all star game per year
1962 - Great-Britain & France decide to jointly build Concorde
1963 - Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 - LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK
1964 - Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
1965 - Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups
1966 - First NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
1967 - British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen
1967 - Robert McNamara elected president of World bank
1968 - John & Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
1969 - Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
1970 - Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Crickets' leading run scorer (7,250)
1971 - First pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1975 - Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii
1975 - President Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped
1976 - Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with NY Yankees
1976 - NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract
1978 - UN observes "international day of solidarity with Palestinian people," boycotted by US & about 20 other countries
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - Natalie Wood, actress (West Side Story), drowns at 43 (ruled suicide)
1981 - Greg Chappell scores 201 v Pakistan at Gabba
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 - Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, v NZ, Hyderabad
1987 - 75th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 38-36
1987 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 - Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes
1987 - Korean Air jetliner disappears off Burma, all 115 lost
1987 - New Orleans Saints win, assuring their first winning NFL season
1987 - Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles) It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal
1989 - 8th Largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
1989 - India president Rajiv Gandhi, resigns
1990 - Expos president Claude Brochu agrees to buy club from Charles Bronfman
1990 - UN Security Council sets Jan 15th military deadline against Iraq
1991 - TV show "Roc" has a gay wedding episode - Can't Help Loving that Man
1992 - 80th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 24-10
1994 - Muhammad Ali Araki, ayatollah of Iran, dies
1994 - Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding
1995 - CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched
1997 - USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards
1997 - Coleman Young, 1st black mayor of a major city, dies at 79

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