Osun Defender History Corner: November 29 In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: November 29 In Focus
  • PublishedNovember 29, 2023

Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day.

November 29th, 1599

The Banquet of the Poultry, a satirical play by Thomas Middleton, was performed in London.

November 29th, 1781

The crew of the British slave ship Zong murdered more than 130 Africans by throwing them overboard to claim insurance money.

November 29th, 1864

The Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado, USA, as U.S. cavalry troops attacked a peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho village, resulting in the deaths of around 200 Native Americans.

November 29th, 1877

Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph for the first time.

November 29th, 1899

FC Barcelona, one of the most successful football clubs in the world, was founded in Catalonia, Spain.

November 29th, 1929

U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd led the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.

November 29th, 1945

The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia was declared.

November 29th, 1947

The United Nations General Assembly passed the resolution for the partition of Palestine.

November 29th, 1961

Mercury-Atlas 5 carried Enos, a chimpanzee, into space, making him the first chimpanzee to orbit the Earth.

November 29th, 1963

The Beatles released their single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in the United Kingdom, which marked the beginning of Beatlemania.

November 29th, 1972

Atari released Pong, the first commercially successful video game.

November 29th, 1975

Graham Hill, a British racing driver, died in a plane crash in foggy conditions near London.

November 29th, 1986

The International Whaling Commission implemented a ban on commercial whaling to take effect from 1986-1987.

November 29th, 1987

North Korean agents planted a bomb on Korean Air Flight 858, leading to the death of all 115 people on board.

November 29th, 2004

Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, announced the resignation of Lakhdar Brahimi as the UN’s envoy to Iraq.

November 29th, 2010

WikiLeaks released a collection of more than 250,000 American diplomatic cables, causing a significant diplomatic fallout.

November 29th, 2012

An Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crashed near the Iranian capital, Tehran, killing 7 people.

November 29th, 2014

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission’s Philae lander successfully landed on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

November 29th, 2015

A gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, USA, resulting in the deaths of three people.

November 29th, 2019

The World Health Organization reported a new coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, later identified as COVID-19.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on November 29th. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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