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Once Upon A Time – November 29 – 1951 – 1st Underground Atomic Explosion At Frenchman Flat In Nevada

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

More Historical Events

November 29 in Film & TV

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)

November 29 in Music

1994 – “My Life” second studio album by Mary J. Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

November 29 in Sport

1987 Joe Montana of SF 49ers completes NFL record of 22 consecutive passes

More Facts

1972 – Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, the 1st commercially successful video game, in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California

1781 – Crew of slave ship Zong murder about 142 African slaves by dumping them into the sea, to claim insurance

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


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