Here’s What Happened On This Day in History: November 29

On This Day November 29
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ON THIS DAY


1864 – American Indian Wars: Sand Creek massacre: Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.

Depiction of the Sand Creek Massacre by Cheyenne eyewitness and artist Howling Wolf

Depiction of the Sand Creek Massacre by Cheyenne eyewitness and artist Howling Wolf.






1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.

Thomas Edison with his second phonograph, photographed by Levin Corbin Handy in Washington, April 1878

Thomas Edison with his second phonograph, photographed by Levin Corbin Handy in Washington, April 1878.






1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.

Lt. Com. Byrd and aircraft

Lt. Com. Byrd and aircraft.






1952 – Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.

G.I. comforting a grieving infantryman

G.I. comforting a grieving infantryman.






1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission: Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Enos in his flight couch, being prepared for insertion into his Mercury capsule

Enos in his flight couch, being prepared for insertion into his Mercury capsule.






1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The Warren Commission presents its report to President Johnson.

The Warren Commission presents its report to President Johnson. From left to right: John McCloy, J. Lee Rankin (General Counsel), Senator Richard Russell, Congressman Gerald Ford, Chief Justice Earl Warren, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Allen Dulles, Senator John Sherman Cooper, and Congressman Hale Boggs.






1972 – Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game.

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