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Calendar for November 29th, 2012

Every Year

  • Electronic Greeting Day

  • US (Wyoming): Nellie Tayloe Ross's birthday celebrated

  • 1770s

  • 1775: Committee of Secret Correspondence organized by 2nd Continental Congress

  • 1810s

  • Born 1811: Wendell Phillips (abolitionist crusader)

  • Born 1816: Morrison Remick Waite (Chief Justice)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1832: Louisa May Alcott (author)

  • 1840s

  • Born 1849: Sir John Ambrose Fleming (physicist)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1898: C. S. Lewis (novelist)

  • 1910s

  • 1912: Fire destroyed much of Maryland Agricultural College, in College Park, Maryland

  • Born 1917: Merle Travis (musician)

  • 1920s

  • 1929: Richard E. Byrd and pilot Bernt Balchen, in the Floyd Bennett, were first to fly over the South Pole

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: John Mayall (musician)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Chuck Mangione (musician)

  • 1944: Doctors Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas performed the first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome

  • Born 1946: Suzy Chaffee (Olympic skier)

  • 1948: Kukla, Fran and Ollie debuted on television

  • 1950s

  • Born 1954: Joel Coen (director, producer, & writer)

  • Born 1955: Howie Mandel (comedian, actor, & television host)

  • 1960s

  • 1961: Enos became the first chimp to orbit Earth

  • Born 1962: Andrew McCarthy (actor)

  • 1963: President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

  • 1964: English was used for the first time during a U.S. Catholic mass

  • Born 1964: Don Cheadle (actor)

  • 1970s

  • 1972: Pong, a coin-operated video game, debuted

  • Born 1976: Anna Kay Faris (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1981: Natalie Wood (actress)

  • 1984: Megamouth shark caught off Catalina Island, California

  • Died 1986: Cary Grant (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2001: George Harrison (musician; member of The Beatles)

  • Died 2004: John D. Barrymore (actor)

  • Died 2005: Wendie Jo Sperber (actress)


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