What Happened on November 29

Historical Events

  • 526 Antioch in modern day Syria struck by Earthquake, about 250,000 die
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army moves into Manchester & occupies Carlisle
  • 1951 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
  • 1972 Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
  • 1995 CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched
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Did You Know?

Crew of the slave ship Zong murder approx. 142 African slaves by dumping them into the sea in order 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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