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Calendar for November 29th, 2013

Every Year

  • Electronic Greeting Day

  • Every Year

    • 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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