Today in History, English
Today in History, English

135151November 29Event1950 – Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
135152November 29Event1952 – 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.
135153November 29Event1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
135154November 29Event1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
135155November 29Event1963 – Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashes shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, killing all 118 people on board.
135156November 29Event1965 – The Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2.
135157November 29Event1967 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
135158November 29Event1972 – Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
135159November 29Event1975 – Graham Hill and Tony Brise, along with four other members of the Embassy Hill F1 team, were killed when their plane crashed at Arkley golf course, England, in thick fog.
135160November 29Event1986 – The Surinamese military attacks the village of Moiwana during the Suriname Guerrilla War, killing at least 39 civilians, mostly women and children.
135161November 29Event1987 – Korean Air Flight 858 explodes over the Thai–Burmese border, killing 115.
135162November 29Event1990 – Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq does not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
135163November 29Event2007 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to the Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
135164November 29Event2007 – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affects the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as far south as Trinidad.
135165November 29Event2009 – Maurice Clemmons shoots and kills four police officers inside a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington.
135166November 29Event2013 – LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 crashes in Namibia, killing 33 people.
135167November 29Event2014 – Taiwan local elections, the Democratic Progressive Party won a landslide victory.
135168November 29Birth1338 – Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Belgian-English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1368)
135169November 29Birth1427 – Zhengtong Emperor of China (d. 1464)
135170November 29Birth1484 – Joachim Vadian, Swiss physician, scholar, and politician (d. 1551)
135171November 29Birth1627 – John Ray, English biologist and botanist (d. 1705)
135172November 29Birth1690 – Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 1747)
135173November 29Birth1705 – Michael Christian Festing, English violinist and composer (d. 1752)
135174November 29Birth1711 – Laura Bassi, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1778)
135175November 29Birth1752 – Jemima Wilkinson, American evangelist (d. 1819)
135176November 29Birth1781 – Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet and philosopher (d. 1865)
135177November 29Birth1797 – Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
135178November 29Birth1798 – Alexander Brullov, Russian painter and architect, designed the Pulkovo Observatory (d. 1877)
135179November 29Birth1799 – Amos Bronson Alcott, American philosopher and educator (d. 1888)
135180November 29Birth1802 – Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and author (d. 1827)

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