On This Day [ November 29 ]


Sunday, November 29, 2020 -Quote Of The Day...

* " Losing weight: the triumph of mind over platter. "

On This Day In History...

In 1812- Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia

In 1825- 1st Italian opera, Barber of Seville, produced in US (NYC)

In 1847- Indians kill Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore

In 1864- Colorado militia kills 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians

In 1877- Thomas Edison demonstrates the hand-cranked phonograph

In 1887- US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii

In 1890- 1st Army-Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point

In 1901- East 182nd Street in the Bronx is paved & opened

In 1916- US declares martial law in Dominican Republic

In 1924- NHL's Montreal Forum opens

In 1929- Lt Cmdr Richard E Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached the vicinity of the South Pole" (He was wrong)

In 1933- 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)

In 1934- Chicago Bears beat Detroit in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally

In 1944- Albania liberated from Nazi control (National Day)

In 1944- John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery

In 1945- Monarchy abolished as Yugoslavia proclaims it's republic

In 1947- UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews

In 1950- National Council of the Church of Christ in US established

In 1951- 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada

In 1952- President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess the war

In 1961- Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss

In 1961- Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit

In 1962- Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year

In 1963- Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

In 1963- LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK

In 1964- Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English

In 1965- Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups

In 1967- British troops withdraw from Aden

In 1967- US Secretary of Defense McNamara becomes President of the World Bank

In 1968- John & Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK

In 1969- Beatles' "Come Together," single goes #1

In 1971- 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World

In 1975- Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii

In 1976- Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with Yankees

In 1978- UN observes "international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people," boycotted by US & about 20 other countries

In 1987- Korean Air Boeing 707 disappears off Burma, on route to Seoul. All 115 lost

In 1987- Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles). It was later ruled that he should not be credited with the goal

In 1990- UN Security Council sets Jan 15th military deadline against Iraq

In 1994- Russian aircraft bomb Chechen capital of Grozney

November 29 -Birthdays

In 1781- Andres Bello Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)

In 1803- Christian Doppler discovered Doppler Effect (color shift)

In 1811- Wendell Phillips women's suffrage/antislavery/prison reformer

In 1818- George Brown Canada, publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (L) (1858)

In 1832- Louisa May Alcott Germantown PA, author (Little Women)

In 1849- Sir Ambrose Fleming inventor (diode)

In 1874- Antonio Egas Moniz Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949)

In 1895- William V.S. Tubman (Whig), 17th Liberian President (1943-70)

In 1896- Philip L Carret Lynn MA, CEO (Pioneer Fund)

In 1898- CS Lewis English writer/scholar (Le Roman de la Rosa)

In 19XX- Charles Flohe actor (Edge of Night)

In 19XX- Eddie Earl Hatch actor (John-All My Children)

In 19XX- Fran Ryan Los Angeles CA, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres, Gunsmoke)

In 19XX- Jane Cameron actress (Another World)

In 19XX- John Calvin Staten Island NY, actor (Howie-The Paul Lynde Show)

In 19XX- Kory Clarke rocker (Warrior Soul-Last Decade of The Century)

In 19XX- Michael Matijevic CT, rock vocalist (Steelheart-She's Gone)

In 19XX- Naomi Stevens Trenton NJ, actress (Vega$, Montefuscos)

In 19XX- Shane rocker (Law & Order-Whiskey Song)

In 19XX- Yvonne Suhor actress (Lou McCloud-The Young Riders)

In 1902- Carlo Levi Italy, painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)

In 1906- Luis Van Rooten Mexico City Mexico, actor (One Man's Family)

In 1907- Merle Travis country singer (16 Tons)

In 1918- Herb Shriner Toledo Ohio, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show)

In 1923- Frank Reynolds E Chicago IN, news anchor (ABC Evening News)

In 1926- Dagmar Huntington WV, actress (Broadway's Open House)

In 1927- Rupert Crosse NYC, actor (Det Robinson-The Partners)

In 1927- Vin Scully sportscaster (NBC Baseball Game of the Week)

In 1928- Paul Simon (Sen-D-Ill), presidential candidate

In 1929- Don January pro golfer (1976 Vardon Trophy)

In 1932- Diane Ladd Meridian Miss, actress (Wild Angels, Wild at Heart)

In 1933- Dr David Reuben writer (Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex)

In 1933- John Mayall blues singer (Crusade, Looking Back)

In 1939- Gennadiy Volnov USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

In 1940- Chuck Mangione jazz composer/horn blower (Chasing the Clouds Away)

In 1944- Felix Cavaliere Pelham NY, rocker (Rascals-Lonely too Long)

In 1946- Suzy Chaffee US, skier/chapstick user (Olympics-1968)

In 1949- Garry Shandling comedian (It's Garry Shandling Show)

In 1949- Kenneth D Cameron Cleveland OH, Lt Col USMC/astronaut (Sked:STS-37)

In 1955- Howie Mandel Toronto Canada, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere)

In 1959- Charles Grant Winston Salem NC, actor (Another World)

In 1960- Cathy Moriarty actress (Neighbors, Raging Bull)

In 1961- Kim Delaney Philadelphia PA, actress (All My Children, Tour of Duty)

In 1963- Andrew McCarthy actor (St Elmo's Fire)

In 1964- Kris Kamm Evanston IL, actor (Stuart Rosebrock-Coach)

In 1965- Neill Barry NYC, actor (Old Enough, Heat)

In 1968- Jonathan Raleigh Knight Massachusetts, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)

November 29 -Deaths Which Occurred

In 1530- Cardinal Thomas Wolsey adviser to England's King Henry VIII, dies

In 1780- Maria Theresa leader of Austria, dies at 63

In 1872- Cornelius Krieghoff Canadian, dies

In 1924- Giacomo Puccini Italian composer, dies in Brussels

In 1962- Rav Aaron Kotler Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ

In 1977- George Hamilton Combs TV host (Through the Curtain), dies at 78

In 1980- Dorothy Day author (Stump the Authors), dies at 83

In 1981- Natalie Wood actress, drowns off Santa Catalina CA, at 43

In 1986- Cary Grant dies in Davenport, Iowa, at 82

In 1987- Howard Pyle (Gov-R-AZ, 1951-55), dies at 81

In 1991- Ralph Bellamy actor, dies

November 29 -Holidays

* Albania : Liberation Day (1944)

* Liberia : President Tubman's Birthday

* UN : International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

* Mass : John F Kennedy Day (1963) - - - - - ( Sunday )

* Yugoslavia : Proclamation Day of Socialist Federal Republic

November 29 -Religious History

In 1223- Through publication of "Regula Bullata," Pope Honorius III formally authorized the "Regula Prima," a settled rule of organization and administration for the Franciscan order.

In 1644- The Massachusetts General Court issued a call for local pastors to learn the dialects of neighboring Indian tribes, as an aid toward converting them to the Christian faith.

In 1776- Anglican hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'He knows our sorrows, not merely as He knows all things, but as one who has been in our situation, and who, though without sin himself, endured when upon earth inexpressibly more for us than He will ever lay upon us.'

In 1780- In Connecticut, Lemuel Haynes, 27, was licensed to preach in the Congregational Church, becoming the first black minister to be certified by a predominantly white denomination. Five years later, in 1785, Haynes was ordained pastor of a church in Torrington, CT, also making him the first black minister to pastor a white church.

In 1970- In Nagpur, India, six church bodies __ the Anglicans, the United Church of Northern India, the Baptists, the Methodists, the Church of the Brethren and the Disciples of Christ __ merged to form the Church of India.