Tuesday, November 29, 2016
History for November 29 - On-This-Day.com:
Louisa May Alcott 1832, Busby Berkeley 1895, C.S. Lewis 1898
Suzy Chaffee 1946 - Skier, Garry Shandling 1949 - Comedian, actor, Howie Mandel 1955 - Actor, comedian
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.
1929 - The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.
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.
1987 - A Korean jetliner disappeared off Burma, with 115 people aboard.
1994 - The U.S. House passed the revised General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.