Today in History, November 29th


A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, November 29th!

1863 The Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., ends with a Confederate withdrawal.
1864 Colonel John M. Chivington’s 3rd Colorado Volunteers massacre Black Kettles’ camp of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians at Sand Creek, Colo.

Colonel John M. Chivington


1890 Navy won the first Army-Navy football game 24-0 at West Point, N.Y.
1903 An Inquiry into the U.S. Postal Service demonstrates the government has lost millions in fraud.
1923 An international commission headed by American banker Charles Dawes is set up to investigate the German economy.
1924 Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels.
1929 Commander Richard Byrd makes the first flight over the South Pole.
1931 The Spanish government seizes large estates for land redistribution.
1939 Soviet planes bomb an airfield at Helsinki, Finland.
1947 The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews.
1948 The Metropolitan Opera is televised for the first time as the season opens with “Othello.”
1948 The popular children’s television show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, premieres on NBC.

Kukla, Fran and Ollie
1949 The United States announces it will conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
1952 President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower kept his campaign promise to visit Korea to assess the conflict.
1961 NASA launches a chimpanzee named Enos into Earth orbit.

Enos the Nasa Chimp
1962 Algeria bans the Communist Party.
1963 President Lyndon B. Johnson named a commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
1989 In response to a growing pro-democracy movement in Czechoslovakia, the Communist-run parliament ended the party’s 40-year monopoly on power.
1990 The U.N. Security Council voted 12-2 to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by Jan. 15, 1991.
1996 A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims – the first international war crimes sentence since World War II.

Drazen Erdemovic
Drazen Erdemovic
1999 Protestant and Catholic adversaries formed a Northern Ireland government.
2001 Rock musician George Harrison of the Beatles died at age 58 following a battle with cancer.
Today’s historical facts are from various sites including, but not limited too: the History Channel, The New York Times, WHG,, and On This Day blogs from my blogroll.