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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 Historynet.com, HistoryOrb.com, and On This Day blogs from my blogroll.