Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 29th

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939*The coronation of Edmund I (of England) by Wulfhelm? at Kingston.Ref: 16
1223*Through publication of "Regula Bullata," Pope Honorius III formally authorized the "Regula Prima," a settled rule of organization and administration for the Franciscan order.Ref: 5
1644*The Massachusetts General Court issued a call for local pastors to learn the dialects of neighboring Indian tribes, as an aid toward converting them to the Christian faith.Ref: 5
1780*In Connecticut, Lemuel Haynes, 27, was licensed to preach in the Congregational Church, becoming the first black minister to be certified by a predominantly white denomination. Five years later, in 1785, Haynes was ordained pastor of a church in Torrington, CT, also making him the first black minister to pastor a white church.Ref: 5
1787*Louis XVI promulgates an edict of tolerance, granting civil status to Protestants. Louis XVI promulgates an edict of tolerance, granting civil status to Protestants.Ref: 2
1816*America's first savings bank conceived- Bank for Savings in the City of New York.Ref: 10
1862*Brigadier General Dan Sickles is promoted to Major General. Ref 
1887*US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii.Ref: 5
1901*East 182nd Street in the Bronx is paved & opened.Ref: 5
1903*An Inquiry into the U.S. Postal Service demonstrates the government has lost millions in fraud.Ref: 2
1904*President Theodore Roosevelt wrote a letter to his distant cousin Franklin, saying that he approved of Franklin’s engagement to the President’s niece, Eleanor.Ref: 4
1912*An article appears in the Xenia Daily Gazette (???) stating that "Xenia" is a derivative of the French word "xenie" meaining "gift". The origin of the name "Xenia" (Ohio) has been ascribed to the Greek, Indian and French languages. 
1916*US occupation of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic is proclaimed, martial law is declared.Ref: 5
1920*Armenia was proclaimed a Soviet Socialist Republic.Ref: 62
1923*An international commission headed by American banker Charles Dawes is set up to investigate the German economy.Ref: 2
1931 The Spanish government seizes large estates for land redistribution.Ref: 2
1933*First state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania).Ref: 5
1941*In Germany, Heydrich sends out invitations to a conference in Wannsee, to formulate a plan to deal with Jews. 
1943*The first B-29 modifications begin at Wright Field, Ohio to adapt it for carrying atomic bombs.Ref: 91
1945 Monarchy abolished as Yugoslavia proclaims it's republic.Ref: 5
1947*Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations votes for the partition of Palestine and the creation of an independent Jewish state.Ref: 3
1948 ‘Untouchables' caste abolished in India.Ref: 10
1949*The United States announces it will conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.Ref: 2
1950*National Council of the Church of Christ in US established.Ref: 5
1951*1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada.Ref: 5
1961*Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss.Ref: 5
1962 Algeria bans the Communist Party.Ref: 2
1963*President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints Chief Justice Earl Warren head of a commission to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy.Ref: 2
1964*The US Roman Catholic Church in replaces Latin with English.Ref: 5
1967*British troops withdraw from Aden.Ref: 5
1967*Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank. (XDG, p 4A, 11/29/2002)Ref: 83
1970*In Nagpur, India, six church bodies __ the Anglicans, the United Church of Northern India, the Baptists, the Methodists, the Church of the Brethren and the Disciples of Christ __ merged to form the Church of India.Ref: 5
1975*In a letter to Paul Allen, Bill Gates uses the name "Micro-soft" to refer to their Partnership. This is the earliest known written reference. 
1975*Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii.Ref: 5
1978*UN observes "international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people," boycotted by US & about 20 other countries.Ref: 5
1979*Microsoft expands its service to the European market with the addition of a new representative, Vector Microsoft, of Belgium. Microsoft has already established contracts with ICL, Phillips, R2E, and several other OEMs. 
1983*The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 1287.20 -- a new record.Ref: 4
1989 Czechoslovakia, the Communist-run parliament ended the party's 40-year monopoly on power.Ref: 70
1990*The U.N. Security Council voted 12-2 to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by Jan. 15, 1991.Ref: 70
1992*A refugee center in western Germany was firebombed despite a crackdown on neo-Nazis. (XDG, p 4A, 11/29/2002)Ref: 83
1994*The city of Seoul celebrated its 600th anniversary as the capital of Korea.Ref: 4
1996*A U.N. court sentences a Bosnian Serb army soldier, Drazen Erdemovic, to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims. John C. Salvi III, serving a life sentence for fatally shooting two abortion clinic receptionists, hanged himself in his Massachusetts prison cell.Ref: 70
1999 Protestant and Catholic adversaries formed a Northern Ireland government.Ref: 70
2000*Bracing the public for more legal wrangling, Vice President Al Gore said in a series of TV interviews that he was prepared to contest the Florida presidential vote until "the middle of December." Lou Groza, the Cleveland Browns' Hall of Fame kicker and lineman affectionately known as "The Toe," died at age 76.Ref: 64
2001*The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution extending the UN humanitarian program in Iraq and setting the stage for an overhaul of UN sactions against Baghdad the following year. (XDG, p 4A, 11/29/2002)Ref: 83
1814*The London times becomes first newspaper published with a steam powered press.Ref: 62
1846*Doctors Jackson and Martin of Boston publish a paper extolling the use of ether in surgery.Ref: 62
1877*Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph shouting "Mary had a little lamb".Ref: 5
1922*King Tut's tomb openedRef: 62
1929*Lt Cmdr Richard E Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached the vicinity of the South Pole" (He was wrong).Ref: 5
1932*Electric bridge table patented (L. Hammond).Ref: 51
1944*John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery.Ref: 5
1951*The first B-52 bomber is secretly rolled out in darkness at the Seattle plant. 
1961*NASA launches a chimpanzee named Enos into Earth orbit aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft which made two orbits before returning to Earth.Ref: 2
1962*French and British agree to jointly develop the Concorde supersonic plane.Ref: 10
1994*Andrew Grove, CEO of Intel Corp., posts a message on an Internet chat group, apologizing for a bug in the recently-released Pentium chip.Ref: 3
1999*"Millennium" beta 2, successor to Windows 98SE, sent to beta testers.Ref: 80
1760*Major Roger Rogers takes possession of Detroit on behalf of Britain.Ref: 2
1812*The last elements of Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armee retreats across the Beresina River in Russia.Ref: 2
1863*The Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., ends with a Confederate withdrawal. The Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., ends with a Confederate withdrawal.Ref: 2
1939*Soviet planes bomb an airfield at Helsinki, Finland. Soviet planes bomb an airfield at Helsinki, Finland.Ref: 2
1942*Chronicle "Voc-a-News" broadcast on KGO. Maps printed in the morning paper allowed listeners to follow the analysis of the war.Ref: 37
1944*Albania liberated from Nazi control (National Day).Ref: 5
1952*President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower kept his campaign promise to visit Korea to assess the ongoing conflict.Ref: 70
1994 Russian aircraft bomb Chechen capital of Grozney.Ref: 5
1890*The first Army-Navy football game was played at West Point, New York. The midshipmen from Annapolis dominated, shutting out the cadets, 25-0.Ref: 4
1897*World's first motorcycle race held in Richmond, Surrey, England; Charles Jarrott wins.Ref: 10
1924*NHL's Montreal Forum opens.Ref: 5
1961*Cassius Clay KOs Willi Besmanoff in the 7th round in Louisville KY.Ref: 96
1962*Major-league baseball decided to return to playing only one All-Star Game a year beginning in 1963. There had been two games each year since 1959.Ref: 4
1964*The Red Sox trade first baseman Dick Stuart to the Phillies for pitcher Dennis Bennett.Ref: 1
1965 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups.Ref: 5
1965*Yankee veteran third baseman Clete Boyer is traded to the Braves for outfielder Bill Robinson and a player to be named later.Ref: 1
1965*The Yankees trade utility player Phil Linz to the Phillies for Ruben Amaro.Ref: 1
1966*The Dodgers trade two-time batting champ Tommy Davis and outfielder Derrell Griffith to the Mets for outfielder Jim Hickman and infielder Ron Hunt.Ref: 1
1966*Yankee veteran third baseman Clete Boyer is traded to the Braves for outfielder Bill Robinson and a player to be named later.Ref: 1
1971*First pro golf championship at Walt Disney World.Ref: 5
1971*The Cincinnati Reds deal 1B Lee May, 2B Tommy Helms and INF Jim Stewart to Houston in exchange for 2B Joe Morgan, RHP Jack Billingham, INF Denis Menke and OFs Cesar Geronimo and Ed Armbrister.Ref: 86
1976*The Yankees sign free-agent Reggie Jackson to five-year, $3.5 million dollar contract. During Mr. October's tenure, the Bronx Bombers will win four divisions, three pennants and two World Series.Ref: 1
1987*Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles). It was later ruled that he should not be credited with the goal.Ref: 5
1825*Rossini’s Barber of Seville was presented in NY City. It was the first Italian opera to be presented in the United States.Ref: 4
1932*The Gay Divorcee opened in NY City. The Cole Porter musical featured the classic, Night and Day.Ref: 4
1934*Chicago Bears beat Detroit in first NFL game broadcast nationally.Ref: 5
1938*Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra waxed Hawaiian War Chant for Victor Records.Ref: 4
1947*Louis Armstrong and his sextet lit up Carnegie Hall in New York City with a night of jazz -- and more.Ref: 4
1948*The first opera to be televised was broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in NY City. Othello, by Verdi, was presented over WJZ-TV in NY.Ref: 4
1948*The popular children's television show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, premieres.Ref: 2
1950 I Fly Anything, starring singer Dick Haymes in the role of cargo pilot Dockery Crane, premiered on ABC Radio. With a title like that, is it any wonder the show only lasted one season? Haymes went back to singing and did very well, thank you.Ref: 4
1956*The musical "Bells Are Ringing," starring Judy Holliday, opened on Broadway.Ref: 64
1959*The Grammy Awards were shown on network television for the first time. (It was actually the second year of the Grammy Awards.).Ref: 4
1963*Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand".Ref: 5
1968*John & Yoko release their first album "Two Virgins" in UK.Ref: 5
1969*Beatles' "Come Together," single goes #1.Ref: 5
1986*The blockbuster five-record set, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live/1975-85, debuted at #1 on the album charts this day. No five-record set had made the top 25 until then. No five-record set had ever gone platinum until then. The price tag? $25.Ref: 4
1489 Queen Margaret Scotland is born.Ref: 10
1516 Giovanni Bellini is born.Ref: 10
1762*Pierre-Andre Latreille, French zoologist, is born.Ref: 70
1781*Andres Bello Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas), is born.Ref: 5
1797*Gaetano Donizetti, composer, is born in Bergamo, Italy. (Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953) 
1803*Christian Doppler, physicist who discovered the Doppler effect, which explains why the sound of a passing train changes after it passes you, is born.Ref: 2
1811*Wendell Phillips women's suffrage/antislavery/prison reformer, is born.Ref: 5
1816*(US Supreme Court Justice) Morrison R. Waite attorney: seventh Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court [1874-1888]; is born.Ref: 4
1818*George Brown Canada, publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (L) (1858), is born.Ref: 5
1832*Louisa May Alcott, the American author of the classic "Little Women", is born in Germantown PA.Ref: 70
1849*Sir Ambrose Fleming inventor (diode), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Antonio Egas Moniz Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Nellie Taylor Ross, the first woman governor (Wyoming) and first woman director of the US Mint is born.Ref: 62
1895*Busby Berkeley (William Berkeley Enos) choreographer, director: Forty Second Street, Gold Diggers of 1935, Footlight Parade, Hollywood Hotel, Stage Struck, Gold Diggers in Paris, Babes in Arms, Strike Up the Band, Girl Crazy, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Babes on Broadway, For Me and My Gal; is born.Ref: 4
1895*William V.S. Tubman (Whig), 17th Liberian President (1943-70), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Philip L Carret Lynn MA, CEO (Pioneer Fund), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Science fiction author C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis is born.Ref: 3
1900*Mildred Elizabeth Sisk (also known as Mildred Gillars), the infamous Axis Sally who broadcast propaganda from Nazi Germany to Allied troops during World War II, is born in Portland, ME.Ref: 2
1902*Carlo Levi Italy, painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman Catholic archbishop, is born.Ref: 70
1906*Luis Van Rooten Mexico City Mexico, actor (One Man's Family), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Merle Travis country singer (16 Tons), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., politician and Civil Rights leader, is born.Ref: 2
1909*Business guru and author Peter Drucker is born. (USA Today, 7/05/2002)Ref: 13
1911*Konrad Fuchs, German atomic physicist who worked on developing the atomic bomb in the United States during World War II while giving its secrets to the Soviet Union.Ref: 2
1915*Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer, is born.Ref: 70
1917*Merle Travis songwriter: 16 Tons, Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette, Petal from a Faded Rose, Cincinnati Lou, Information Please; singer: Re-enlistment Blues in From Here to Eternity, John Henry Junior, Barbara Allen; is born.Ref: 4
1918*Madeleine L’Engle author: A Wrinkle in Time, Summer of the Great-Grandmother, is born.Ref: 2
1918*Herb Shriner Toledo Ohio, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Minnie (Saturnino Orestes Armas) Minoso baseball: Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, SL Cardinals, Washington Senators, is born.Ref: 4
1922 Kahlil Gibran is born.Ref: 10
1923*Frank Reynolds E Chicago IN, news anchor (ABC Evening News), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Dagmar Huntington WV, actress (Broadway's Open House), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Vin Scully radio/TV sportscaster: Los Angeles Dodgers, is born.Ref: 4
1927*Rupert Crosse NYC, actor (Det Robinson-The Partners), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Paul Simon (Sen-D-Ill), presidential candidate, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Don January pro golfer (1976 Vardon Trophy), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Jacques Chirac President of France, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Ed Bickert musician: jazz guitarist: group: Paul Desmond Quartet, is born.Ref: 4
1932*John Gary (Strader) singer; diver, inventor: holds two patents on underwater propulsion devices [diving buddy and aqua-peller], is born.Ref: 4
1932*Diane Ladd (Rose Diane Ladnier) actress: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Rambling Rose, The Cemetery Club, Chinatown, Father Hood, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, The Grace Kelly Story, Desperate Lives, I Married a Centerfold, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Alice, is born in Meridian MS.Ref: 5
1933*Fuzzy (Frederick) Thurston football: Green Bay Packers, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Blues singer-musician John Mayall is born.Ref: 68
1933*Dr. David Ruben author: Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask, is born.Ref: 4
1933*James Rosenquist American pop artist: Silo [1963], World’s Fair Mural [1964], Off the Continental Divide [1973], Marilyn [1974], Sunglasses Landing Net - Triangle [1974], Pale Tent II [1976], is born.Ref: 4
1939*Dick (Richard John) McAuliffe baseball: Detroit Tigers [All-Star: 1965-1967/World Series: 1968], Boston Red Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Meco (Domenico Monardo) musician: Star Wars Theme; music producer: Never Can Say Goodbye, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Gennadiy Volnov USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Chuck Mangione Grammy Award-winning composer: Bellavia [1976]; theme for 1980 Winter Olympics: Give It All You Got; musician: flugelhorn: Feels So Good, Land of Make Believe, The Hill Where the Lord Hides, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Jody Miller Grammy Award-winning singer: Queen of the House [1965]; There’s a Party Goin’ On, Look at Mine, He’s So Fine, Baby I’m Yours, Darling, You Can Always Come Back Home, Be My Baby, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Bill (William Ashley) Freehan baseball: Univ. of Michigan, Detroit Tigers, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Singer Percy Sledge is born. (Ref: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, ISBN 0-333-74134-X, 1998) 
1941*Pop singer Dennis Dougherty (of the Mamas and the Papas) is born. (XDG, p 4A, 11/29/2000)Ref: 83
1942*Diane Ladd (Rose Diane Ladnier) actress: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Rambling Rose, The Cemetery Club, Chinatown, Father Hood, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, The Grace Kelly Story, Desperate Lives, I Married a Centerfold, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Alice, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Felix Cavaliere singer, group: The (Young) Rascals: Groovin’, Good Lovin’, Beautiful Morning, People Gotta Be Free; solo: LPs: Destiny, Treasure, Castle in the Air, is born in Pelham NY.Ref: 4
1946*Suzy Chaffee US, skier/chapstick user (Olympics-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Suzy Chaffee skier: captain: U.S. Women’s Olympic ski team, pro tour of free-style skiing: world championship winner [1971-1973]; Board of Directors: U.S. Olympic Committee [1976]; commercial spokesperson: Chapstick, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Joe Inman golf: winner: 1976 Kemper Open, 1969 North and South Amateur; member: 1969 Walker Cup team, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Garry Shandling comedian (It's Garry Shandling Show), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Kenneth D Cameron Cleveland OH, Lt Col USMC/astronaut (Sked:STS-37), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Bob Pickard football: Detroit Lions, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Brian Job swimmer: Stanford University, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Barry Goudreau musician: guitar: groups: Orion the Hunter, Boston: More Than a Feeling, Long Time, Peace of Mind, Don’t Look Back, Man I’ll Never Be, LP: Boston, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Joel Coen, entertainer, is born. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1955*Howie Mandel comedian; actor: St. Elsewhere, Good Grief!; cartoon voice: Bobby’s World, is born in Toronto Canada.Ref: 4
1959*Charles Grant Winston Salem NC, actor (Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Cathy Moriarty actress: Casper, The Mambo Kings, Soapdish, Me and the Kid, Kindergarten Cop, Matinee, Raging Bull; restaurant owner: Beverly Hills Pizzaria, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Kim Delaney Emmy Award-winning actress: NYPD Blue [1997]; Philly, All My Children, The Delta Force, Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit, The Drifter, Darkman II: The Return of Durant, Mission to Mars, is born in Philadelphia PA.Ref: 4
1962*Andrew McCarthy actor: The Courtyard, Weekend at Bernie’s series, Mannequin, St. Elmo’s Fire, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Andrew McCarthy actor (St Elmo's Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Don Cheadle actor, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Don Cheadle actor: Picket Fences, Devil in a Blue Dress, Boogie Nights, Bulworth, A Lesson Before Dying, Mission to Mars, Rush Hour 2, Ocean’s Eleven, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Neill Barry NYC, actor (Old Enough, Heat), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jonathan (Rashleigh) Knight singer, dancer: group: New Kids on the Block: You Got It (The Right Stuff), This One’s for the Children, is born.Ref: 4
1268*Pope Clement IV dies.Ref: 69
1314*Philip IV (the Fair), King of France, died of a hunting accident, within the same year as the deaths of the Templar leaders at the stake.Ref: 93
1378 Roman Emperor Charles IV dies.Ref: 10
1530*Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, adviser to England's King Henry VIII, dies.Ref: 5
1594*Alonso de Ercilla y Zuniga, Spanish soldier and poet, dies at age 61.Ref: 70
1682 Prince Rupert of the Rhine dies.Ref: 10
1780*Empress Maria Theresa, leader of Austria, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1813 Giambattista Bodoni, Italian printer who designed several typefaces, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1847*Indians kill Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore.Ref: 5
1864*Colonel John M. Chivington's 3rd Colorado Volunteers massacre Black Kettles' camp of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians at Sand Creek, Colo.Ref: 2
1872*Horace Greeley journalist: founded and edited The New York Tribune: “Go west, young man!”; politician: helped found the Republican Party, ran unsuccessfully for U.S. President [1872], dies at age 61.Ref: 4
1872*Cornelius Krieghoff Canadian, dies.Ref: 5
1924*Italian composer Giacomo Puccini dies, at age 65, in Brussels before he could complete his opera "Turandot." (It was finished by Franco Alfano.) (XDG, p 4A, 11/29/2002)Ref: 83
1953*Sir Benegal Narsing Rau, Indian jurist, president of UN Security Council (1950), dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1962*Rav Aaron Kotler Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ.Ref: 5
1969*Norman Lindsay, Australian artist and novelist, dies at age 90.Ref: 70
1974*H.L. (Haroldson Lafayette) Hunt industrialist; dies at age 85.Ref: 4
1975*Graham Hill, auto racer, winner of the 1955 Indy 500, is killed when his private place crashes. He was 46.Ref: 4
1976*Godfrey Cambridge actor: Watermelon Man, The Last Angry Man, The President’s Analyst, Beware! The Blob, Friday Foster; dies.Ref: 4
1977*George Hamilton Combs TV host (Through the Curtain), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1980*Dorothy Day author (Stump the Authors), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1981*Actress Natalie Wood (Natasha Nikolaevna Gurdin) drowns in a boating accident off Santa Catalina CA, at 43.Ref: 5
1982*Percy Williams, Canadian Olympic gold medal sprinter (1928), dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1986*Cary Grant (Archibald Alexander Leach) actor: Hollywood heartthrob for 30+ years: She Done Him Wrong, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest; never said, “Judy, Judy, Judy.”; dies in Davenport, IA, at the age of 82.Ref: 4
1987*Howard Pyle (Gov-R-AZ, 1951-55), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1987*Korean Air Boeing 707 disappears off Burma, on route to Seoul. All 115 lost. South Korean authorities claimed that North Korean agents planted a bomb aboard the aircraft.Ref: 5
1991*Seventeen people were killed in a 164-vehicle pileup during a dust storm on Interstate 5 near Coalinga, CA. Actor Ralph Bellamy died in Santa Monica, CA., at age 87.Ref: 64
1991*Ralph (Rexford) Bellamy actor: The Awful Truth, Trading Places, War & Remembrance, The Winds of War, Oh, God!, Rosemary’s Baby, Man Against Crime, The Eleventh Hour; panelist: To Tell the Truth; founder: Screen Actors’ Guild; president: Actors’ Equity; recipient of honorary Academy Award [1987]; dies at age 87.Ref: 4
1991*Frank Yerby, novelist, dies at age 76 in Madrid Spain. (TWA, 1993)Ref: 95
1992*Emilio Pucci (Marchese deBarsento), fashion designer; dies at age 68.Ref: 4
1995*Charlie Smith, the player traded to Yankees from the Cardinals for Roger Maris in 1967, dies at age 57.Ref: 1
1997*Former Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young, the city's first black mayor who held office for an unprecedented five terms, dies at age 79. (XDG, p 4A, 11/29/2002)Ref: 83
1999*Gene Rayburn (Rubessa) (comedian: The Steve Allen Show, Tonight; TV game-show host: Match Game, Make the Connection, Break the Bank; TV panelist: The Name’s the Same) dies.Ref: 4
2000*Lou Groza Pro Football Hall of Famer: Cleveland Browns; Ohio State; sports broadcaster: ABC Radio; dies.Ref: 4
2001*"A Separate Peace" author, John Knowles, dies in Florida at age 75. (XDG, p 4A, 11/29/2002)Ref: 83
2001*Rock musician George Harrison of the Beatles died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58. (also TWA, 2003)Ref: 70

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