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

1932 Cole Porter‘s musical “Gay Divorcee” opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC, later transferred to the Schubert Theater; runs for 248 performances

1945 “The Lost Weekend”, based on Charles R. Jackson’s novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1946)

1948 1st opera to be televised, “Othello”, broadcast from the Met (NYC)

1948 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948 Puppet TV show”Kukla, Fran, & Ollie” starring Fran Allison debuts on NBC

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)

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1825 Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (The Barber of Seville) become 1st opera performed in Italian in US, staged at New York City’s Park Theater

1921 Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green’s musical “Kiki” premieres in NYC

1956 Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green‘s musical “Bells Are Ringing”, starring Judy Holiday, opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 924 performances, wins 2 Tony Awards

1959 2nd Grammy Awards: “Mack The Knife”, Bobby Darin win

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

1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album “Two Virgins” in UK

1969 The Beatles’ single “Something / Come Together” reaches #1

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1894 3rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-0 in Montgomery

1909 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Sydney, Australia: Norman Brookes & Anthony Wilding beat Americans Melville Long & Maurice McLoughlin 12-10, 9-7, 6-3; Australasia unassailable 3-0 lead; win 5-0

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

1926 Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager

1934 Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally

1938 Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Netherlands and Germany