November 29 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

  • 526 A possible date for the Antioch earthquake in present-day Syria (then the Byzantine Empire) which killed 200,000 people
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie‘s army moves into Manchester and occupies Carlisle
  • 1877 US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time
  • 1935 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment “Schrödinger’s cat”, a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics
  • 1951 1st underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat in Nevada

Today’s Historical Events

  • 526 A possible date for the Antioch earthquake in present-day Syria (then the Byzantine Empire) which killed 200,000 people
  • 799 Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, returns to Rome
  • 1349 Jews of Augsburg, Germany massacred
  • 1516 Treaty of Freiburg: French/Swiss “eternal” peace treaty
  • 1561 Lofland subjects himself on Sigismund August II of Poland
  • 1573 Don Luis de Requesensy Zuniga succeeds duke of Alva as land guardian of Netherlands
  • 1581 Doornik (Tournai) surrenders to Duke of Parma
  • 1596 King Philip II devalues Spanish currency

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

  • 1948 Puppet TV show”Kukla, Fran, & Ollie” starring Fran Allison debuts on NBC
  • 1948 1st opera to be televised, “Othello”, broadcast from the Met (NYC)
  • 1948 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
  • 1989 8th Largest wrestling crowd UFW U-Cosmos (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • 1991 TV show “Roc” has a gay wedding episode – Can’t Help Loving that Man
  • 1995 CNNfn, a financial network by Turner Enterprises is launched
  • 2017 American TV host Matt Lauer is fired from NBC’s “Today” show after an allegation of sexual misconduct

Today’s Historical Music Events

  • 1825 1st Italian opera in US, “Barber of Seville” premieres (NYC)
  • 1921 Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green’s musical “Kiki” premieres in NYC
  • 1956 “Bells Are Ringing” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances
  • 1959 2nd Grammy Awards: Mack The Knife, Bobby Darin wins
  • 1963 “I Want to Hold Your Hand” single released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom
  • 1965 “Anya” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

  • 1894 3rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-0 in Montgomery
  • 1913 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers beat Toronto Parkdale, 44-2; second-largest margin of victory in a Grey Cup final
  • 1924 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Queen’s University wins 3rd straight Championship; defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
  • 1924 NHL’s Montreal Forum opens