November 29th

2001
Rock musician George Harrison of the Beatles died at age 58 following a battle with cancer.
My Sweet Lord
1999
Protestant and Catholic adversaries formed a Northern Ireland government.
The Troubles
1996
A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims - the first international war crimes sentence since World War II.
List of people indicted in the International Criminal Tribunal for the ...
1990
The U.N. Security Council voted 12-2 to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by Jan. 15, 1991.
List of United Nations Security Council resolutions concerning Iraq ...
1989
In response to a growing pro-democracy movement in Czechoslovakia, the Communist-run parliament ended the party's 40-year monopoly on power.
Revolutions of 1989
1986
Actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.
Cary Grant
1972
Atari Releases Pong. One of the very first arcade games to hit the market, Pong was a 1 or 2 player video game similar to tennis, where the goal is to use a paddle to hit a ball. Around 35000 Pong consoles were sold around the world.
Pong
1963
President Lyndon B. Johnson named a commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Warren Commission
1961
Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited Earth twice before returning.
Mercury-Atlas 5
1952
President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower kept his campaign promise to visit Korea to assess the conflict.
Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower
1951
Silent Coup in Thailand. The Thai military took over the country's governance and reinstated the 1932 Constitution.
Silent Coup (Thailand)
1947
The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews.
United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine
1929
First flight over the South Pole. American explorer Richard Byrd became the first person to fly over the South Pole. The flight took just over 18 hours. 3 years ago, Byrd flew over the North Pole, though there is some debate whether he actually accomplished the feat.
Richard E. Byrd
1924
Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels before he could complete his opera "Turandot.'".
Giacomo Puccini
1899
FC Barcelona founded. The popular football (soccer) club was founded by footballer Hans Gamper. Informally known as Barça, the club is thought to be one of the top 5 richest football clubs in the world. The club has won 4 European Cups (1978-79, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1996-97) and is a 5 time Champions League winner (1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15).
History of FC Barcelona
1890
Navy won the first Army-Navy football game 24-0 at West Point, N.Y.
Army–Navy Game
1877
US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time.
Phonograph
1777
City of San Jose Founded. The first city to be settled in California, San Jose was founded as San José de Guadalupe. Before the Spanish settled in the city, the area was inhabitated by the Ohlone people. San Jose was the first capital of the state of California, which was established in 1850.
San Jose, California
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie's army moves into Manchester & occupies Carlisle.
Manchester Regiment (Jacobite)
526
Antioch, modern day Syria, struck by an earthquake, killing about 250,000.
526 Antioch earthquake