Historical Events in November 1929

  • Nov 1 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
  • Nov 4 John Baldridge's "Berkeley Square" premieres in NYC

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Nov 4 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains. The first exploration of the interior of Antarctica.

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Nov 6 Providence Steam Rollers become first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights; lose 16-0 against the Chicago Cardinals at the Cycledrome, Providence, RI
  • Nov 7 Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building in New York
  • Nov 8 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 17 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

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Nov 17 Joseph Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 18 Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places
  • Nov 18 Joseph Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
  • Nov 20 First broadcast of "Goldbergs" on US radio

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Nov 20 Salvador Dali's first one-man show

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • Nov 28 Richard E. Byrd makes his 1st South Pole flight
  • Nov 28 Chicago fullback Ernie Nevers sets NFL record for most points scored in a single game with all 40 in the Cardinals' 40–6 rout of Chicago Bears; Nevers has NFL record 6 touchdowns and 4 extra points
  • Nov 29 Richard E. Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole" (He was wrong)
  • Nov 30 17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3