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1995US President Bill Clinton lifts ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope; the ban was imposed after the oil embargo by Arab oil producers in 1973

1812Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia

1902Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der arme Heinrich" premieres in Vienna

1976NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract

1987Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes

1935Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment 'Schrödinger's cat', a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics

1877US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time

1963LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK

November 29th Historical Events
Date Event
526
Antioch in modern day Syria struck by Earthquake, about 250,000 die 
799
Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, returns to Rome 
1349
Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred 
1516
Treaty of Freiburg: French/Swiss "eternal" peace treaty 
1561
Lofland subjects himself on Sigismund August II of Poland 
1573
Don Luis de Requesensy Zuniga succeeds duke of Alva as land guardian of Netherlands 
1581
Doornik (Tournai) surrenders to Duke of Parma 
1596
King Philip II devalues Spanish currency 
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie's army moves into Manchester & occupies Carlisle 
1760
French commandant Beletre surrenders Detroit to Maj R Rogers 
1775
Sir James Jay invents invisible ink 
1781
Crew of the slave ship Zong murder approx. 142 African slaves by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance. 
1791
Chatham Islands sighted by HMS Chatham commanded by William Broughton 
1803
Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent 
1812
Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia 
1813
Elias Canneman (Lib) becomes minister of Finance 
1825
1st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC) 
1830
November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins. 
1845
The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour. 
1847
Indians kill Washington state pioneers Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, and 12 others in Walla Walla Ore 
1850
The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation. 
1863
Battle of Ft Sanders, TN (Ft Loudon), 8-900 casualities 
1864
4th & last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia 
1864
Battle of Spring Hill, TN (Thomason's Station) 
1864
Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye 
1870
Compulsory education proclaimed in England 
1872
Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River. 
1877
US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time 
1887
US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii 
1890
1st US Army - US Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point 
1893
Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government. 
1897
1st motorcycle race (Surrey, England) 
1900
General Horatio Kitchener assumes command of the British forces in South Africa from General Lord Roberts 
1901
East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved & opened 
1902
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der arme Heinrich" premieres in Vienna 
1910
The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine. 
1913
5th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Parkdale, 44-2 
1915
Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California. 
1916
US declares martial law in Dominican Republic 
1918
Serbia annexes Montenegro 
1921
Coldest day in November in Netherlands -14.0°C 
1921
Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki" premieres in NYC 
1924
12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3 
1924
NHL's Montreal Forum opens 
1926
Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager 
1926
W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife" premieres in NYC 
1929
Lt Cmdr Richard E Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole" (He was wrong) 
1932
Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee" premieres in NYC 
1932
France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union 
1932
USSR & France sign no attack treaty 
1933
1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania) 
1933
Japan begins persecution of communists 
1934
Chic Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally 
1935
Michael Savage becomes 1st Labour premier of NZ 
1935
Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment 'Schrödinger's cat', a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics 
1937
Prince Bernhard injured in auto accident in Netherlands 
1938
Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Neth-Germany 
1939
Cor Klint swims world record 200 m backstroke (2:38.8) 
1939
USSR drops diplomatic relations with Finland 
1941
29th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16 
1941
Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Jap war fleet 
1942
US rations coffee 
1943
Partisan Tito forms temporary government in Jajce, Bosnia 
1943
U-86 sinks in Atlantic Ocean 
1943
US aircraft carrier Hornet launched 
1944
Albania liberated from Nazi control (Natl Day) 
1944
John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery 
1944
The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas. 
1945
Yugoslavian Socialist Republic proclaimed 
1946
Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities 
1947
35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 10-9 
1947
UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews 
1948
"Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" debuted on NBC 
1948
1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC) 
1948
KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1949
Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa 
1949
Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700 
1950
National Council of Church of Christ in US forms 
1951
1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada 
1952
40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11 
1952
US President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war 
1953
American Airlines begins 1st regular coml NY-LA air service 
1953
WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1955
Turkish government of Menderes resigns 
1956
"Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances 
1957
NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants 
1958
46th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28 
1959
2nd Grammy Awards: Mack The Knife, Bobby Darin wins 
1960
26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB) 
1961
Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss 
1961
John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th director of CIA 
1961
Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit 
1962
Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year 
1962
Great Britain & France decide to jointly build Concord(e) 
1963
Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 
1963
LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK 
1963
Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada 
1964
Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English 
1965
"Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances 
1965
Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups 
1966
SS Daniel J Morrell sinks in a storm on Lake Huron, 28 die, 1 survivor. 
1966
1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101 
1967
British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen 
1967
Robert McNamara elected president of World bank 
1968
John & Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK 
1969
The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1 
1970
Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres 
1970
Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Cricket's leading run scorer (7,250) 
1971
1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World 
1971
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1972
Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California. 
1975
Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii 
1975
Pres Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped 
1976
NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract 
1978
UN observes "international day of solidarity with Palestinian people," boycotted by US & about 20 other countries 
1978
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1979
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1981
"My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 119 performances 
1981
Greg Chappell scores 201 v Pakistan at The Gabba (Brisbane) 
1981
Major Iranian offensive mounted on central front 
1982
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1983
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1984
Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, v NZ, Hyderabad 
1987
"Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances 
1987
75th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 38-36 
1987
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1987
Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes 
1987
New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season 
1987
Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles) It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal 
1987
A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 115 
1989
8th Largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome) 
1989
India president Rajiv Gandhi resigns 
1990
"Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 72 perfs 
1990
Expos pres Claude Brochu agrees to buy club from Charles Bronfman 
1990
UN Security Council approves US-sponsored resolution authorizing the use of force in the Persian Gulf if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991 
1991
TV show "Roc" has a gay wedding episode - Can't Help Loving that Man 
1991
Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath, v Australia at the Gabba 
1992
"Sea Gull" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 48 performances 
1992
"Solitary Confinement" closes at Nederlander NYC after 25 perfs 
1992
80th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 24-10 
1993
"Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 perfs 
1994
Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding 
1995
"Garden District" closes at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC 
1995
CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched 
1995
US President Bill Clinton lifts ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope; the ban was imposed after the oil embargo by Arab oil producers in 1973 
1997
USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards 
1997
OPEC agrees to an increase in its production ceiling. OPEC has raised the ceiling to 27.5 million barrels per day for the first half of 1998 
2001
UN Security Council unanimously approves a resolution extending the Oil-for-Food program in Iraq for another six-month period 
2005
The new Croatian Communist Party (KPH) is founded in Vukovar. 
2007
The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny. 
2007
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad. 
2009
97th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 28-27 
2012
30 people are killed and 100 are wounded by bombs in Hillah and Karbala, Iraq 
2012
The UN votes to approve Palestine's status change from an observer to an observer state 
2012
Luiz Felipe Scolari takes over as Brazilian Football coach 
2015
NSA ends bulk phone data collection 
2015
11 killed in two Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon 
2015
Davis Cup final: Andy Murray clinches title for Great Britain 
2016
Plane Carrying a Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia 
2016
Trump Officially Wins Michigan Amid Calls for a Recount 
2016
France calls for UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo 
2016
South Korea's Park asks parliament to find way for her to step down 
2016
Oil prices fall as Russia says will not attend OPEC meeting 
2016
North Dakota Governor orders evacuation of some pipeline site protesters 
2016
Nico Rosberg wins F1 title as Lewis Hamilton wins in Abu Dhabi 
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