November 29 in History

November 29 in History

November 29th is…
Electronic Greetings Day
Lemon Creme Pie Day
Toss Your Leftovers Day

533 (Earthquake) Aleppo (now Syria) – 130,000 people estimated killed.

1681 – The Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, Scotland, was granted its charter by King Charles II.

1825 – First Italian opera in the US, Barber of Seville premiered (in New York City at the Park Theatre)

1910 – The US patent (#976,939) for inventing the traffic lights system was issued to Ernest Sirrine. Similar patents were granted to others later.

1932 – The patent (#1,889,729) was issued for the first card game table with an automatic dealing device to Laurens Hammond of Chicago, Ill. He later invented the Hammond organ.

1933 – First state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania). It may be true that the state of Pennsylvania is the world’s largest buyer of wine and spirits.

1935 – Physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his famous thought experiment ‘Schrödinger’s cat,’ a paradox that illustrates the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics problem.
Once the cat is in the box, do you know if it really alive or dead?

1947 – The United Nations voted in favor of separating Palestine and allowed for the creation of an Independent Jewish State – Israel.

1951 – The first U.S. underground atom bomb test, designated “Uncle,” was detonated. The low-yield 1.2 kiloton bomb was buried 17-ft sub-surface at Frenchman Flat, a 123-square-mile ( dry lake bed at the Nevada Test Site (NTS).

#1 Hit November 29, 1952 – December 26, 1952: Joni James – Why Don’t You Believe Me

1959 – The Grammy Awards were first televised on NBC.

1961 – Mercury-Atlas 5 was launched with Enos (a chimpanzee) on board. The craft orbited the Earth twice and splashed down about 200 miles south of Bermuda. The flight lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes. Enos survived and later died on November 4, 1962.

#1 Hit November 29, 1969 – December 5, 1969: The Beatles – Come Together / Something

1972 – Atari presented Pong as an arcade game. By 1974 there was a home version.

#1 Hit November 29, 1975 – December 26, 1975: Silver Convention – Fly, Robin, Fly

#1 Hit November 29, 1986 – December 5, 1986: Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name

2004 – Godzilla got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

#1 Hit September 29, 2007 – November 9, 2007: Kanye West – Stronger

2011 – Dr. Conrad Murray received a four-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death.

#1 Hit November 29, 2014 – January 16, 2015: Taylor Swift – Blank Space