What Happened on November 29

Significant Events

  • 526 Antioch, modern day Syria, struck by an earthquake, killing about 250,000
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army moves into Manchester & occupies Carlisle
  • 1877 US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time
  • 1951 1st underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat in Nevada
  • 1972 Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, first commercially successful video game in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California
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Did You Know?

Crew of slave ship Zong murder about 142 African slaves by dumping them into the sea, to claim insurance

On November 29, 1781

Famous Weddings

  • 1916 Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin
  • 1927 Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (23) marries first wife fellow author and editor Helen Palmer (28)
  • 1934 Prince George, Duke of Kent weds princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
  • 2003 Composer and former Oingo Boingo singer Danny Elfman (50) weds actress Bridget Fonda (39) at First Congressional Church in Los Angeles
  • 2008 "Without a Trace" star Roselyn Sanchez (35) weds actor Eric Winter (32) at Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
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