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November 29th History

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November 29th In Pop Culture History

533 (Earthquake) Aleppo (now Syria) - 130,000 people estimated killed.

1681 - The Royal College of Physicians, in Edinburgh, Scotland, was granted its charter by King Charles II.

1825 - First Italian opera in US, Barber of Seville premiered (in New York City, at the Park Theatre)

1910 - The US patent (#976,939) for inventing the traffic lights system was issued to Ernest Sirrine. Similar patents were granted to others later.

1932 - The patent (#1,889,729) was issued for the first card game table with an automatic dealing device, to Laurens Hammond of Chicago, Ill. He later invented the Hammond organ.

1933 - First state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania). It may be true that the state of Pennsylvania is the largest buyer of wine and spirits in the world.

1935 - Physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his famous thought experiment 'Schrödinger's cat', a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics.
Once the cat is in the box, do you know if it really alive, or dead?

1947 - The United Nations voted in favor of separating Palestine and allowed for the creation of an Independent Jewish State - Israel.

1951 - The first U.S. underground atom bomb test, designated "Uncle", was detonated. The low-yield 1.2 kiloton bomb was buried 17-ft sub-surface at Frenchman Flat, a 123-square-mile (320-sq.km.) dry lake bed at the Nevada Test Site (NTS).

1952 - #1 Hit November 29, 1952 - December 26, 1952: Joni James - Why Don't You Believe Me

1959 - The Grammy Awards were first televised on NBC.

1961 - Mercury-Atlas 5 was launched with Enos (a chimpanzee) on board. The craft orbited the Earth twice and splashed down about 200 miles south of Bermuda. The flight lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes. Enos survived, and later died on November 4, 1962.

1969 - #1 Hit November 29, 1969 - December 5, 1969: The Beatles - Come Together / Something

November 29, 1971(?) Birthday (fictional) Bill Weasley, Harry Potter

1972 - Atari presented Pong, as an arcade game. By 1974 there was a home version.

1975 - #1 Hit November 29, 1975 - December 26, 1975: Silver Convention - Fly, Robin, Fly

November 29, 19** Birthday (fictional) Jimmy Olson, Superman, DC Comics

1986 - #1 Hit November 29, 1986 - December 5, 1986: Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name

2004 - Godzilla got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2007 - #1 Hit September 29, 2007 - November 9, 2007: Kanye West - Stronger

2011 - Dr. Conrad Murray received a four-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter, in Michael Jackson's death.

2014 - #1 Hit November 29, 2014 - January 16, 2015: Taylor Swift - Blank Space

November 29th
Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words...

Kim Delaney (1961)
C.S. Lewis (1898)
John Mayall (1933)
Anna Faris (1976)
Louisa May Alcott (1832)
Joel Coen (1954)
Andrew McCarthy (1963)
Busby Berkeley (1895)
Dianne Ladd (1932)
Cathy Moriarty (1960)
Ellen Cleghorne (1965)
Garry Shandling (1949)
Howie Mandel (1955)
Don Cheadle (1964)
Chuck Mangione (1940)
Gena Lee Nolin (1971)
Jerry Lawler (1949)
"What does this button do?"
Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
-C. S. Lewis

 



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