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11/29/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - November 29

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Today in History in 1825 The first Italian opera in United States, "Barber of Seville" premiered in New York City; in 1832 Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania; and in 1986 actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa at age 82.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 526 - Antioch in modern day Syria struck by Earthquake, about 250,000 die
  • 1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie's army moves into Manchester & occupies Carlisle
  • 1812 - Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia
  • 1825 - 1st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC)
  • 1847 - Indians kill Washington state pioneers Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, and 12 others in Walla Walla Oregon
  • 1877 - US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time
  • 1887 - US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 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
  • 1944 - John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery
  • 1951 - 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
  • 1963 - LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK
  • 1972 - Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
  • 1987 - Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes
  • 1995 - CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1803 - Christian Doppler, Salzburg, Austria, physicist (Doppler effect), (d. 1853)
  • 1832 - Louisa May Alcott, Germantown Pennsylvania, American author (Little Women)
  • 1898 - C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Belfast, sci-fi author (Silver Chair), (d. 1963)
  • 1918 - Madeleine L'Engle, [Franklin], US, sci-fi author (Ilsa, Love Letters)
  • 1923 - Frank Reynolds, E Chicago Ind, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
  • 1927 - Vin Scully, The Bronx New York, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • 1932 - Diane Ladd, Meridian Miss, actress (Wild Angels, Wild at Heart)
  • 1955 - Howie Mandel, Toronto Canada, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere)
  • 1964 - Don Cheadle, actor (Boogie Nights)

Famous Weddings

  • 1916 - Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin
  • 1927 - Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (23) marries first wife fellow author and editor Helen Palmer (28)
  • 1934 - Prince George, Duke of Kent weds princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
  • 2003 - Composer and former Oingo Boingo singer Danny Elfman (50) weds actress Bridget Fonda (39) at First Congressional Church in Los Angeles
  • 2008 - "Without a Trace" star Roselyn Sanchez (35) weds actor Eric Winter (32) at Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Famous Deaths

  • 1924 - Giacomo Puccini, Ital composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65
  • 1986 - Cary Grant, actor (Charades), dies in Davenport Iowa at 82
  • 1991 - Ralph Bellamy, actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday), dies at 87
  • 1992 - Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), dies at 78
  • 2001 - George Harrison, English singer, guitarist and songwriter (Beatles) (b. 1943)
  • 2005 - Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Back to the Future), dies of breast cancer at 47

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