Events on Nov 29

  • 0799Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, returns to Rome
  • 1349Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
  • 1516Treaty of Freiburg: French / Swiss "eternal" peace treaty
  • 1581Doornik surrenders to Duke of Parma
  • 1596King Philip II devalues Spanish currency
  • 1745Bonnie Prince Charlies army moves into Manchester and occupy Carlisle
  • 1775Sir James Jay invents invisible ink
  • 1803Dessalines and Christophe declare St. Domingue (Haiti) independent
  • 1813Elias Canneman (Lib) becomes Minister of Finance
  • 18251st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC)
  • 1847Indians kill Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore
  • 1863Battle of Ft Sanders, TN (Ft Loudon), 8-900 casualities
  • 18644th and last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • 1864Colorado militia kills 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians
  • 1870Compulsory education proclaimed in England
  • 1877Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph
  • 1887US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 18901st Army-Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point
  • 18971st motorcycle race (Surrey England)
  • 1900Lord Kitchener succeeds lord Roberts up as Supreme Commander in South Africa
  • 1901East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved and opened
  • 19135th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Parkdale, 44-2
  • 1916Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin
  • 1916US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
  • 1918Serbia annexes Montenegro
  • 1926Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager
  • 1926W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife, " premieres in New York City
  • 1929Lieutenant Commander Richard E Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole" (He was wrong)
  • 1932Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee, " premieres in New York City
  • 1932France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union

Born on Nov 29

  • 1229Louis II [the Stern]: Ruler (upper Baveria)
  • 1761Fridolin Weber: Composer
  • 1770Peter Hansel: Composer
  • 1797Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti: Composer
  • 1799Amos Bronson Alcott: US educator / poet (Concord Days)
  • 1802Wilhelm Hauff: Writer
  • 1803Christian Doppler: Austrian physicist (Doppler effect)
  • 1815Stephen Augustus Hurlbut: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
  • 1816Carl Binder: Composer
  • 1818George Brown: Canada -- Publisher (Toronto Globe), Prime Minister (L) 1858
  • 1833Louis Douglass Watkins: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
  • 1834Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1838Aeneas Mackay: Baron / Dutch Minister of interior / Colonies
  • 1839Ludwig Anzengruber: Austrian playwright (Der Schandfleck)
  • 1849Ambrose Fleming: Inventor (diode)
  • 1852Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher: Composer
  • 1856Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg: German Chancellor / Premier Prussia
  • 1860Hans Haym: Composer
  • 1862Friedrich Klose: Composer
  • 1863Spyridon Filiskos Samaras: Composer
  • 1866Waldemar von Baussnern: Composer
  • 1872Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg: Austrian soprano / director
  • 1891Julius Raab: Austrian union chancellor (1953-61)
  • 1891Richard Frank Donovan: Composer
  • 1894Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward]: Colfax, Washington -- Actor / dir (Texas Terror)
  • 1895Busby Berkeley: Los Angeles, California -- Choreographer
  • 1895Lodovico Rocca: Composer
  • 1895William V S Tubman: (Whig), 17th Liberian President (1943-70)
  • 1896Philip L Carret: Lynn, Massachusetts -- CEO (Pioneer Fund)
  • 1896Roderique La Rocque [La Tour]: Western actor (Beau Bandit)

Died on Nov 29

  • 0561Chlotarius I: King of the France (558-61), dies at about 61
  • 0917Radboud: Bishop of Utrecht / Deventer (900-17) / saint
  • 1268Clement IV [Guido Fulcodi]: Pope (1265-68)
  • 1314Philippe IV [the Handsome]: King of France (1285-1314)
  • 1378Charles IV: Roman-German King / German Emperor (University of Prague)
  • 1530Lord Chancellor: (1514-29), dies at about 56
  • 1632Frederick V: King of Bohemia (White Mountain), dies at 36
  • 1682Rupert: Prince of Palts / chemist / engraver / mathematician, dies at 62
  • 1775Lorenzo Somis: Composer, dies at 87
  • 1780Maria Theresia Hapsburg: Queen of Austria, dies at 63
  • 1813Giambattista Bodoni: Ital stamp cutter / publisher (bodoni), dies at 73
  • 1843Marco Santucci: Composer, dies at 81
  • 1864One-Eye: Cheyenne-chief
  • 1865Herman van Sonsbeeck: Dutch lawyer / statesman, dies at 69
  • 1872Cornelius Kreighoff: Canadian
  • 1872Giovanni Tadolini: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1872Horace Greeley: US founder / publisher (NY Tribune), dies at 61
  • 1895Eduard count von Taaffe: Austria Premier (1868..93), dies at 62
  • 1918Harald Kidde: Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • 1921Ivan Caryll: Composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60
  • 1924Giacomo Puccini: Ital Composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65
  • 1925Karl Flodin: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1939Philipp Scheidemann: German MP (SPD) / Mayor of Kassel, dies at 74
  • 1952Rosa Lewis: English chef / owner (Cavendish Hotel London)
  • 1952Vladimir N Ipatiev: Russian / US chemist, dies at 85
  • 1954George Edward Robey: English comic / actor (Henry IV), dies at 85
  • 1957Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Austria / US Composer (Kathrin), dies at 60
  • 1959Fritz Brun: Composer, dies at 81
  • 1959Hans Henny Jahnn: Writer, dies at 64
  • 1962Rav Aaron Kotler: Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood, New Jersey

Historical events on November 30

  • 0306St. Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0722Pope Gregory II names Boniface as Missionary Bishop
  • 1215Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen
  • 1406Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII
  • 1523Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics
  • 1554England reconciles with Pope Julius III
  • 163016,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
  • 1648English army captures King Charles I
  • 1678Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
  • 1700Turkey declares war on Russia
  • 1700Utrecht / Overijssel / Buren / Leerdam / IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar
  • 1731Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die
  • 1735States of Holland forbid Freemasonry
  • 1747Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
  • 1753Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny
  • 1776Captain Cook begins 3rd and last trip to Pacific (South Sea)
  • 1782Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
  • 1787Spanish Governor leaves Philippines
  • 1803Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
  • 1804Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
  • 1813Prince Willem Frederik returns to the Netherlands
  • 1838Mexico declares war on France
  • 1863Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas
  • 1864Battle of Franklin Tenn: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
  • 1864Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead / 665 wounded
  • 1866Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago
  • 18721st International soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow)
  • 1885Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
  • 18861st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo
  • 18871st indoor softball game (Chicago)

Born on November 30

  • 0538St Gregory of Tours: Chronicler / Bishop
  • 1340John Duke of Berry: Captain of Paris / art collector
  • 1373Ferdinand I [the Righteous]: King of Aragon / Sicily
  • 1427Kazimierz IV: King of Poland (1447-92)
  • 1466Andrea Doria: Genoese Statesman / Admiral
  • 1485Veronica Gambara: Italian poetess
  • 1508Andrea Palladio [Andrea di Pietro della Gondola]: Architect
  • 1554Philip Sidney: England, United Kingdom -- Poet / Statesman / soldier (Arcadia)
  • 1593Johann Dilliger: Composer
  • 1622Thomas of Apshoven: Flemish painter, baptized
  • 1634Andres de Sola: Composer
  • 1645Andreas Werkmeister: Composer
  • 1693Christoph Forster: Composer
  • 1699Christian VI: King of Denmark / Norway
  • 1726Jacques Aliamet: French etcher / engraver
  • 1753Johann Baptist Schenk: Composer
  • 1764Franz Xaver Gerl: Composer
  • 1796Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe: Composer
  • 1809Thomas Molleson Mudie: Composer
  • 1810Oliver Fisher Winchester: Rifle maker (Winchester)
  • 1813Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan: Composer
  • 1813Hermann Kurz: German author / poet
  • 1817Theodor Mommsen: Historian / author (Imperial Lives, Nobel 1902)
  • 1821Gustavus Woodson Smith: Confederate States Secretary of War, died in 1896
  • 1826George Washington Deitzler: Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1827Constantine P Pobedonostsev: Russian reactionary lawyer / senator
  • 1827Ernest H Baillon: French Botanist (History of Plants)
  • 1828Jedediah Hotchkiss: Engineer (Confederate Army), died in 1899
  • 1847August Friedrich Martin Klughardt: Composer
  • 1855Marie WF Treub: Dutch economist / Minister of Agriculture / Finance

Died on November 30

  • 1016Edmund II: Ironsides, King of Saxons (1016), dies at 27
  • 1519Michael Wolgemut: German Painter (Weltchronik), dies at about 85
  • 1528Great Wierd: Dutch Gelderland army commander, beheaded
  • 1631Rabbi Samuel Eliezer ben Judah ha-levi Edels
  • 1646John C Lichthart: Admiral (Cape Augustine), dies at about 45
  • 1678Andries de Graeff: Mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71), dies at 67
  • 1679Pieter van Schooten: Dutch Mathematician / fort architect, dies at 45
  • 1694Marcello Malpighi: Father of microscopic anatomy
  • 1700Artus II Quellinus [Quellien / "the Young]: Flemish sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1703Nicolas de Grigny: Composer, dies at 31
  • 1764Dieudonne Raick: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1777Jean-Marie Leclair: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1792Ernst William Wolf: Composer, dies at 57
  • 1798Friedrich Fleischmann: Composer, dies at 32
  • 1813Friedrich August Baumbach: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1824Johann Georg Christoph Schetky: Composer, dies at 87
  • 1830Pius VIII [Francesco S Castiglioni]: Ital Pope (1829-30), dies at 69
  • 1841Charles Louis W J van Keverberg: Dutch government official, dies at 73
  • 1864Hiram Bronson Granbury: Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 33
  • 1864John Adams: US Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at about 39
  • 1864Otto French Strahl: US Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 33
  • 1864Patrick Ronayne Cleburne: Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 33
  • 1893Jacobus J Backer: German sea historian, dies at 68
  • 1897Abraham C Wertheim: Dutch banker / MP (Lib), dies at 64
  • 1900Oscar Wilde: Irish author, dies in Paris at 46
  • 1901Edward J Eyre: British explorer / Governor (Jamaica), dies at 86
  • 1904Aldine Sillman Kieffer: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1931John Hyatt Brewer: Composer, dies at 75
  • 1931Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas: Composer, dies at 46
  • 1935Fernando A N Pessoa: Portuguese Poet (Book of Disquiet), dies at 47