Saturday, November 29, 2014
History for November 29 - On-This-Day.com
Louisa May Alcott 1832, C.S. Lewis 1898, Chuck Mangione 1940
Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) 1944, Suzy Chaffee 1946, Garry Shandling 1949
1890 - Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.
1892 - A patent was issued to Almon Brown Strowger for the rotary dial.
1961 - The Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.
1975 - Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.
1981 - Actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, CA, at the age 43.
1982 - The U.N. General Assembly voted that the Soviet Union should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
1991 - 17 people were killed in a 164-vehicle wreck during a dust storm near Coalinga, CA, on Interstate 5.
1994 - The U.S. House passed the revised General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.