On This Day

What Happened on November 29

Important Events

  • 526 A possible date for the Antioch earthquake in present-day Syria (then the Byzantine Empire) which killed 200,000 people
  • 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
  • 1935 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment "Schrödinger's cat", a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics
  • 1951 1st underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat in Nevada
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November 29 in Film & TV

  • 1945 "The Lost Weekend", based on Charles R. Jackson's novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1946)

November 29 in Music

  • 1994 "My Life" 2nd studio album by Mary J Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

November 29 in Sport

  • 1987 Joe Montana of SF 49ers completes NFL record of 22 consecutive passes

Did You Know?

Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, first commercially successful video game in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California

On November 29, 1972

Would You Believe?

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
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