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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of November 29:

1781 Andres Bello Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)
1803 Christian Doppler discovered Doppler Effect (color shift)
1811 Wendell Phillips women's suffrage/antislavery/prison reformer
1818 George Brown Canada, publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (L) (1858)
1832 Louisa May Alcott Germantown PA, author (Little Women)
1849 Sir Ambrose Fleming inventor (diode)
1874 Antonio Egas Moniz Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949)
1895 William V.S. Tubman (Whig), 17th Liberian President (1943-70)
1896 Philip L Carret Lynn MA, CEO (Pioneer Fund)
1898 CS Lewis English writer/scholar (Le Roman de la Rosa)
19-- Charles Flohe actor (Edge of Night)
19-- Eddie Earl Hatch actor (John-All My Children)
19-- Fran Ryan Los Angeles CA, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres, Gunsmoke)
19-- Jane Cameron actress (Another World)
19-- John Calvin Staten Island NY, actor (Howie-The Paul Lynde Show)
19-- Kory Clarke rocker (Warrior Soul-Last Decade of The Century)
19-- Michael Matijevic CT, rock vocalist (Steelheart-She's Gone)
19-- Naomi Stevens Trenton NJ, actress (Vega$, Montefuscos)
19-- Shane rocker (Law & Order-Whiskey Song)
19-- Yvonne Suhor actress (Lou McCloud-The Young Riders)
1902 Carlo Levi Italy, painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)
1906 Luis Van Rooten Mexico City Mexico, actor (One Man's Family)
1907 Merle Travis country singer (16 Tons)
1918 Herb Shriner Toledo Ohio, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show)
1923 Frank Reynolds E Chicago IN, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
1926 Dagmar Huntington WV, actress (Broadway's Open House)
1927 Rupert Crosse NYC, actor (Det Robinson-The Partners)
1927 Vin Scully sportscaster (NBC Baseball Game of the Week)
1928 Paul Simon (Sen-D-Ill), presidential candidate
1929 Don January pro golfer (1976 Vardon Trophy)
1932 Diane Ladd Meridian Miss, actress (Wild Angels, Wild at Heart)
1933 Dr David Reuben writer (Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex)
1933 John Mayall blues singer (Crusade, Looking Back)
1939 Gennadiy Volnov USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1940 Chuck Mangione jazz composer/horn blower (Chasing the Clouds Away)
1944 Felix Cavaliere Pelham NY, rocker (Rascals-Lonely too Long)
1946 Suzy Chaffee US, skier/chapstick user (Olympics-1968)
1949 Garry Shandling comedian (It's Garry Shandling Show)
1949 Kenneth D Cameron Cleveland OH, Lt Col USMC/astronaut (Sked:STS-37)
1955 Howie Mandel Toronto Canada, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere)
1959 Charles Grant Winston Salem NC, actor (Another World)
1960 Cathy Moriarty actress (Neighbors, Raging Bull)
1961 Kim Delaney Philadelphia PA, actress (All My Children, Tour of Duty)
1963 Andrew McCarthy actor (St Elmo's Fire)
1964 Kris Kamm Evanston IL, actor (Stuart Rosebrock-Coach)
1965 Neill Barry NYC, actor (Old Enough, Heat)
1968 Jonathan Raleigh Knight Massachusetts, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)

Deaths which occurred on November 29:

1530 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey adviser to England's King Henry VIII, dies
1780 Maria Theresa leader of Austria, dies at 63
1872 Cornelius Krieghoff Canadian, dies
1924 Giacomo Puccini Italian composer, dies in Brussels
1962 Rav Aaron Kotler Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ
1977 George Hamilton Combs TV host (Through the Curtain), dies at 78
1980 Dorothy Day author (Stump the Authors), dies at 83
1981 Natalie Wood actress, drowns off Santa Catalina CA, at 43
1986 Cary Grant dies in Davenport, Iowa, at 82
1987 Howard Pyle (Gov-R-AZ, 1951-55), dies at 81
1991 Ralph Bellamy actor, dies


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On this day...

1812 Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia
1825 1st Italian opera, Barber of Seville, produced in US (NYC)
1847 Indians kill Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore
1864 Colorado militia kills 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians
1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates the hand-cranked phonograph
1887 US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
1890 1st Army-Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point
1901 East 182nd Street in the Bronx is paved & opened
1916 US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
1924 NHL's Montreal Forum opens
1929 Lt Cmdr Richard E Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached the vicinity of the South Pole" (He was wrong)
1933 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)
1934 Chicago Bears beat Detroit in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally
1944 Albania liberated from Nazi control (National Day)
1944 John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery
1945 Monarchy abolished as Yugoslavia proclaims it's republic
1947 UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
1950 National Council of the Church of Christ in US established
1951 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
1952 President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess the war
1961 Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss
1961 Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit
1962 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
1963 Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK
1964 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
1965 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups
1967 British troops withdraw from Aden
1967 US Secretary of Defense McNamara becomes President of the World Bank
1968 John & Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
1969 Beatles' "Come Together," single goes #1
1971 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
1975 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii
1976 Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with Yankees
1978 UN observes "international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people," boycotted by US & about 20 other countries
1987 Korean Air Boeing 707 disappears off Burma, on route to Seoul. All 115 lost
1987 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles). It was later ruled that he should not be credited with the goal
1990 UN Security Council sets Jan 15th military deadline against Iraq
1994 Russian aircraft bomb Chechen capital of Grozney


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Albania : Liberation Day (1944)
Liberia : President Tubman's Birthday
UN : International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
Mass : John F Kennedy Day (1963) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Yugoslavia : Proclamation Day of Socialist Federal Republic

Religious Observances

RC : Commemoration of St Saturninus, bishop/martyr
Christian : Commemoration of St Francis Fasani, Italian priest

Religious History

1223 Through publication of "Regula Bullata," Pope Honorius III formally authorized the "Regula Prima," a settled rule of organization and administration for the Franciscan order.
1644 The Massachusetts General Court issued a call for local pastors to learn the dialects of neighboring Indian tribes, as an aid toward converting them to the Christian faith.
1776 Anglican hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'He knows our sorrows, not merely as He knows all things, but as one who has been in our situation, and who, though without sin himself, endured when upon earth inexpressibly more for us than He will ever lay upon us.'
1780 In Connecticut, Lemuel Haynes, 27, was licensed to preach in the Congregational Church, becoming the first black minister to be certified by a predominantly white denomination. Five years later, in 1785, Haynes was ordained pastor of a church in Torrington, CT, also making him the first black minister to pastor a white church.
1970 In Nagpur, India, six church bodies __ the Anglicans, the United Church of Northern India, the Baptists, the Methodists, the Church of the Brethren and the Disciples of Christ __ merged to form the Church of India.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (

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