About November 29

November 29, 2020 is the 334th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 75 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 29

  • 800
    Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.
  • 1394
    The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.
  • 1781
    The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
  • 1830
    November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia’s rule in Poland begins.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill – A Confederate advance into Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Union Army. General John Bell Hood is angered, which leads to the Battle of Franklin.
  • 1864
    Indian Wars: Sand Creek Massacre – Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
  • 1872
    Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
  • 1877
    Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
  • 1893
    The 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.
  • 1943
    The second session of AVNOJ, the Anti-fascist council of national liberation of Yugoslavia, is held in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, determining the post-war ordering of the country.
  • 1945
    The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1947
    My Trach Massacre: First Indochina War.
  • 1947
    The Partition Plan: the United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Israel.
  • 1950
    Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
  • 1952
    Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
  • 1961
    Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
  • 1965
    The Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
  • 1983
    Soviet war in Afghanistan: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan.
  • 1987
    Korean Air Flight 858 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 155.

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