NOVEMBER 29 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1783 – The New Jersey Earthquake of 1783 with a 5.3 magnitude was on the 29th November 1783.

1798 – Alexander Brullov the Russian painter was born on the 29th November 1798 (died 1877).

1799 – Amos Bronson Alcott the American educator and philosopher was born on the 29th November 1799 (died 1888).

1803 – Christian Doppler the Austrian physicist was born on the 29th November 1803 (died 1853).

1803 – Gottfried Semper the German architect and designer of the Semper Opera House was born on the 29th November 1803 (died 1879).

1825 – Jean-Martin Charcot the French neurologist was born on the 29th November 1825 (died 1893).

1832 – Louisa May Alcott the American author was born on the 29th November 1832 (died 1888).

1826James Scobie the Scottish gold digger murdered at Ballarat in Australia was born on the 29th November 1826 (died 7th October 1854). James Scobie’s death was involved in a sequence of events which led to the Eureka Rebellion.

1874 – Francis Dodd the Welsh painter was born on the 29th November 1874 (died 1949).

1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph for the first time on the 29th November 1877.

1881 – Julius Raab the Austrian politician and 19th Chancellor of Austria was born on the 29th November 1881 (died 1964).

1898 – C. S. Lewis the Irish author and poet was born on the 29th November 1898 (died 1963).

1919 – Joe Weider the Canadian-American bodybuilder, publisher and co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness and Muscle & Fitness Magazine was born on the 29th November 1919 (died 2013).

1921 – Jackie Stallone the American astrologer was born on the 29th November 1921.

1928 – Tahir Salahov the Azerbaijani painter was born on the 29th November 1928.

1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd became the first person to fly over the South Pole on the 29th November 1929.

1932 – Jacques Chirac the French politician and the 22nd President of France was born on the 29th November 1932.

1933 – John Mayall the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers was born on the 29th November 1933.

1933 – James Rosenquist the American painter was born on the 29th November 1933.

1939 – Meco the American trombone player and producer was born on the 29th November 1939.

1940 – Denny Doherty the Canadian singer-songwriter from The Mamas & the Papas was born on the 29th November 1940 (died 2007).

1942 – Felix Cavaliere the American singer-songwriter and pianist from The Rascals was born on the 29th November 1942.

1942 – Ann Dunham the American anthropologist was born on the 29th November 1942 (died 1995). Ann Dunham is the mother of Barack Obama.

1945 – The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia was declared on the 29th November 1945.

1946 – Brian Cadd the Australian singer-songwriter and keyboard player from The GroopAxiom, and The Flying Burrito Brothers was born on the 29th November 1946.

1947 – Ronnie Montrose the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from the band Montrose was born on the 29th November 1947 (died 2012).

1949 – Stan Rogers the Canadian singer-songwriter was born on the 29th November 1949 (died 1983).

1951 – Barry Goudreau the American guitarist from the band Boston was born on the 29th November 1951.

1953 – Jackie French the Australian author was born on the 29th November 1953.

1953 – Alex Grey the American painter was born on the 29th November 1953.

1961 – Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission:  Enos the chimpanzee was launched into space on the 29th November 1961. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.

1965 – The Canadian Space Agency launched the Alouette 2 satellite on the 29th November 1965.

1968 – Jonathan Knight the American singer from New Kids on the Block was born on the 29th November 1968.

1970 – Frank Delgado the American keyboard player from Deftones was born on the 29th November 1970.

1972 – Atari announced the release of Pong on the 29th November 1972, the first commercially successful video game.

1975 – Graham Hill and Tony Brise, along with 3 other members of the Embassy Hill F1 team were killed on the 29th November 1975, when their plane crashed at Arkley golf course, England, in thick fog.

1976Anna Faris the American actress and singer was born in Baltimore, Maryland on the 29th November 1976. Anna Faris is known for her roles in the Scary Movie film seriesLost in TranslationThe House BunnyMy Super Ex-GirlfriendCloudy with a Chance of MeatballsYogi BearWhat’s Your Number?The Dictator, and I Give It a Year. Anna Faris online: Twitter.com/AnnaKFaris | YouTube video: What’s Your Number? Movie Trailer Official…

1979 – Game the American rapper from G-Unit was born on the 29th November 1979.

1987 – Korean Air Flight 858 exploded over the Thai-Burmese border on the 29th November 1987, killing 155 people.

2007 – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred off the northern coast of Martinique on the 29th November 2007. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as far south as Trinidad.

2012Ouyen in Victoria, Australia, reached a top of 45.8 degrees celsius (114.44 Fahrenheit ) on the 29th November 2012, the hottest November day on record in Victoria.

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