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Notable Historical Events for November 29th

1902Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der arme Heinrich" premieres in Vienna

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

1995US President Bill Clinton lifts ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope; the ban was imposed after the oil embargo by Arab oil producers in 1973

1877US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time

1935Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment 'Schrödinger's cat', a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics

1812Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia

1963LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK

1976NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract

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Notable Birthdays on November 29th

1898C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Belfast, sci-fi author (Silver Chair), (d. 1963)

1803Christian Doppler, Salzburg, Austria, physicist (Doppler effect), (d. 1853)

1960Howard Johnson, Clearwater Florida, American baseball player (New York mets)

1832Louisa May Alcott, Germantown Pennsylvania, American author (Little Women)

1960Cathy Moriarty, Bronx NY, actress (Raging Bull, Bless This House)

1927Vin Scully, The Bronx New York, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers)

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Notable Weddings on November 29th

2003Composer and former Oingo Boingo singer Danny Elfman (50) weds actress Bridget Fonda (39) at First Congressional Church in Los Angeles

1927Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (23) marries first wife fellow author and editor Helen Palmer (28)

November 29th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 29th

1924Giacomo Puccini, Ital composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

2001George Harrison, English singer, guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)

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