Today in History - November 29th

  • 1825 - On this day in history, the first Italian opera in US "Barber of Seville" premiered in NYC.
  • 1864 - The Sand Creek Massacre: Colorado militia killed about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye.
  • 1942 - Today in history, the United States rationed coffee.
  • 1947 - The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution that called for the division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews. 
  • 1963 - On this day in history, President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of JFK.
  • 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. 

SPORTS - Today in History, November 29th

  • 1890 - Today in history, Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy Football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.
  • 1962 - Baseball decided to revert back to one all-star game per year.
  • 1971 - On this day in history, the Professional Golf Championship was held at Walt Disney World for the first time. 

SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 29th

  • 1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrated the hand-cranked phonograph.
  • 1910 - Today in history, the first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system was issued to Ernest Sirrine.
  • 1944 - John Hopkins hospital performed the first open-heart surgery.

MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 29th

  • 1963 - On this day in history, The Beatles fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain. 
  • 1968 - On this day in history, John & Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
  • 1969 - Today in history, John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges. 
  • 1969 - The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reached number one, on this day in history.
  • 1979 - The original four members of KISS performed their last show together until 1996 when they reunited for a makeup tour.
  • 1993 - Today in history, Metallica released "Binge & Purge."
  • 1994 - Mary J. Blige's second album "My Life" was released. 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 29th

  • Louisa May Alcott 1832
  • C.S. Lewis 1898