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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, November 29, 2023


  • Wendell Phillips (abolitionist crusader) –
  • Morrison Remick Waite (Chief Justice) –
  • Louisa May Alcott (author) –
  • Sir John Ambrose Fleming (physicist) –
  • C. S. Lewis (novelist) –
  • Merle Travis (musician) –
  • Dilhan Eryurt (Turkish astrophysicist) –
  • John Mayall (musician) –
  • Chuck Mangione (musician) –
  • Suzy Chaffee (Olympic skier) –
  • Garry Shandling (comedian) –
  • Joel Coen (director, producer, & writer) –
  • Howie Mandel (comedian, actor, & television host) –
  • Andrew McCarthy (actor) –
  • Don Cheadle (actor) –
  • Anna Faris (actress) –
  • Chadwick Boseman (actor) –


  • Sir Charles Stanley (4th Viscount Monck; first governor-general of Canada) –
  • Natalie Wood (actress) –
  • Cary Grant (actor) –
  • George Harrison (musician; member of The Beatles) –
  • John D. Barrymore (actor) –
  • Wendie Jo Sperber (actress) –


  • Committee of Secret Correspondence organized by 2nd Continental Congress–
  • Fire destroyed much of Maryland Agricultural College, in College Park, Maryland–
  • Richard E. Byrd and pilot Bernt Balchen, in the Floyd Bennett, were first to fly over the South Pole–
  • Doctors Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas performed the first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome–
  • The first helicopter hoist rescue took place, at Penfield Reef, Connecticut–
  • Kukla, Fran and Ollie debuted on television–
  • Enos became the first chimp to orbit Earth–
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy–
  • English was used for the first time during a U.S. Catholic Mass.–
  • Pong, a coin-operated video game, debuted–
  • Megamouth shark caught off Catalina Island, California–
  • Ensemble of 1,013 cellists played in Kobe, Japan, setting world record–


  • Major Henry Hitchcock, during Sherman’s March, Georgia, wrote: β€œWeather so warm that I could not wear any cape after 10 a.m. Afternoon perfectly lovely and tonight beautiful starlight: Atmosphere dense and smoke from campfires hangs low.”–
  • Nine inches of snow fell on New York City–

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