On this Day in History, November 29

No one really knows how a day is going to unfold. No one even knows that certain events will happen on a particular day and remain printed in the books of history.

November 29 is not just an ordinary day in history. Here’s why:

  • 1777 – The first city to be settled in California, San Jose, was founded.
  • 1899 – The popular football club FC Barcelona was founded.
  • 1932–  The 22nd president of France, Jacques Chirac was born.
  • 1932 – France & USSR signed a non-aggression pact.
  • 1939 – The Soviet Union broke off diplomatic relations with Finland prior to a Soviet attack.
  • 1945 – The monarchy was abolished in Yugoslavia and a republic was proclaimed.
  • 1947 – The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution that called for the division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
  • 1951 – There was a silent coup in Thailand.
  • 1952 -U.S. President-elect Eisenhower visited Korea to assess the war.
  • 1963 – American President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.
  • 1971 – The Professional Golf Championship was held at Walt Disney World for the first time.
  • 1974 – A bill that outlawed the Irish Republican Army became effective, in Britain.
  • 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.
  • 1982 – The U.N. General Assembly voted that the Soviet Union should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
  • 1990 – The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
  • 1995 – U.S. President Bill Clinton lifts the ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope.
  • 1998 – Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected legalizing heroin and other narcotics.
  • 2004 – The French government announced plans to build the Louvre Museum II in northern France.
  • 2012 – The UN voted to approve Palestine’s status change from an observer to an observer state.
  • 2020 – U.S. President Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris announced the first all-female Communications team for the White House.


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