This day in history - November 29

This day in history - November 29.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, November 29, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on November 29 surrounded events relating to the Natchez Massacre, Founding of San Jose, California, Zong Massacre, New Jersey Earthquake, Whitman Massacre, Sand Creek massacre, First Demonstration of Edison's Phonograph, First Expedition to Fly Over the South Pole, Release of the First Commercially Successful Video Game and Death of George Harrison. Many famous people were associated with these significant events including Sieur de Chepart, Jose Joaquin Moraga, Luke Collingwood, George Washington, Marcus Whitman, Tiloukaikt, John Chivington, Thomas Edison, Richard E. Byrd, Bernt Balchen, Harold June, Ashley McKinley, Allan Alcorn, Nolan Bushnell, Ted Dabney and George Harrison.

Natchez Massacre - November 29, 1729: On this day in history, November 29, 1729, important events took place today in Mississippi, USA, surrounding the Natchez Massacre. Sieur de Chepart, the commander of the French Fort Rosalie in Natchez, Mississippi, announced that he was going to seize land, containing a temple and graves, from the Natchez Native Americans for a plantation. As a result, the Natchez attacked the fort on November 29, 1729, killing appproximately 140 men, 35 women and 55 children. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 29, 1729 were Sieur de Chepart. Facts on this day in History November 29: Events on this day in history: Natchez Massacre *** Date: November 29, 1729 *** Place: Mississippi, USA *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Founding of San Jose, California - November 29, 1777: On this day in history, November 29, 1777, momentous events took place today in California, USA, with regard to the Founding of San Jose, California. The first civilian settlement in Spanish Alta California was Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe, which was founded by Spanish soldier Jose Joaquin Moraga, on November 29, 1777. The settlement (current day San Jose) was named in honor of Saint Joseph. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 29, 1777 were Jose Joaquin Moraga. Facts on this day in History November 29: Events on this day in history: Founding of San Jose, California *** Date: November 29, 1777 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Zong Massacre - November 29, 1781: On this day in history, November 29, 1781, important events took place today in Caribbean Sea, surrounding the Zong Massacre. Zong, a slaving ship captured from the Dutch by the British, set sail from Accra, Ghana, with a cargo of 442 slaves, and headed for Jamaica. The ship's commander, Luke Collingwood, became ill and it was unclear who assumed command. The ship passed Jamaica, mistaking it for Hispaniola, and by the time they realized their mistake their water supply was running low. To make the water last, 132 slaves were thrown overboard. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 29, 1781 were Luke Collingwood. Facts on this day in History November 29: Events on this day in history: Zong Massacre *** Date: November 29, 1781 *** Place: Caribbean Sea *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

New Jersey Earthquake - November 29, 1783: On this day in history, November 29, 1783, critical events took place today in New Jersery, USA, regarding the New Jersey Earthquake. An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.3 rocked New Jersey on November 29, 1783. Vibrations were felt as far away as New Hampsire and Pennsylvania. George Washington was sleeping in New York, at the Fraunces Tavern, when the earthquake happened but was not disturbed by it's effects. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 29, 1783 were George Washington. Facts on this day in History November 29: Events on this day in history: New Jersey Earthquake *** Date: November 29, 1783 *** Place: New Jersery, USA *** Category: Geology *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Whitman Massacre - November 29, 1847: On this day in history, November 29, 1847, important events took place today in Washington, USA, in respect of the Whitman Massacre. Oregon missionary Marcus Whitman, his wife and eleven others were murdered by Cayuse Native American leader Tiloukaikt's warriors on November 29, 1847. The massacre occurred as a result of the Cayuse believing that the missionaries had poisoned 200 of their people. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 29, 1847 were Marcus Whitman, Tiloukaikt. Facts on this day in History November 29: Events on this day in history: Whitman Massacre *** Date: November 29, 1847 *** Place: Washington, USA *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Sand Creek massacre - November 29, 1864: On this day in history, November 29, 1864, significant events took place today in Colorado, USA, respecting the Sand Creek massacre. The Sand Creek Massacre was led by John Chivington, who attacked a Cheyenne and Arapaho village in Colorado, on November 29, 1864, with 675 U.S. Cavalrymen. The village, which had been promised protection during a peace parley, contained 75 men, too old or young to hunt, and all the children and women. Around 140, mainly women and children, were cruelly massacred. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 29, 1864 were John Chivington. Facts on this day in History November 29: Events on this day in history: Sand Creek massacre *** Date: November 29, 1864 *** Place: Colorado, USA *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Demonstration of Edison's Phonograph - November 29, 1877: On this day in history, November 29, 1877, important events took place today in New Jersey, USA, surrounding the First Demonstration of Edison's Phonograph. Thomas Edison gave the first demonstration of his phonograph on November 29, 1877. The American inventor's phonograph was the first to be able to reproduce recorded sound. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 29, 1877 were Thomas Edison. Facts on this day in History November 29: Events on this day in history: First Demonstration of Edison's Phonograph *** Date: November 29, 1877 *** Place: New Jersey, USA *** Category: Inventions *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Expedition to Fly Over the South Pole - November 29, 1929: On this day in history, November 29, 1929, important events took place today in Antarctica, in respect of the First Expedition to Fly Over the South Pole. American Naval Officer Richard E. Byrd led the first expedition to fly over the South Pole on November 29, 1929. He flew with his team, consisting of Pilot Bernt Balchen, Co-Pilot Harold June and Photographer Ashley McKinley, in a Ford Trimotor. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 29, 1929 were Richard E. Byrd, Bernt Balchen, Harold June, Ashley McKinley. Facts on this day in History November 29: Events on this day in history: First Expedition to Fly Over the South Pole *** Date: November 29, 1929 *** Place: Antarctica *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Release of the First Commercially Successful Video Game - November 29, 1972: On this day in history, November 29, 1972, important events took place today in California, USA, in respect of the Release of the First Commercially Successful Video Game. Atari's arcade video game 'Pong' was released on November 29, 1972. The game was designed by Allan Alcom and manufactured by Atari. A home version of Pong was released for Christmas 1975. Pong became the first commercially successful video game. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 29, 1972 were Allan Alcorn, Nolan Bushnell, Ted Dabney. Facts on this day in History November 29: Events on this day in history: Release of the First Commercially Successful Video Game *** Date: November 29, 1972 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Inventions *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of George Harrison - November 29, 2001: On this day in history, November 29, 2001, critical events took place today in California, USA, regarding the Death of George Harrison. George Harrison, former member of the legendary pop group the Beatles, died, on November 29, 2001, from lung cancer that had spread to his brain. Following the break up of the Beatles, Harrison embarked on a solo career before forming the supergroup the Travelling Wilbury's with Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Harrisons ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 29, 2001 were George Harrison. Facts on this day in History November 29: Events on this day in history: Death of George Harrison *** Date: November 29, 2001 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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