November 29 in Pop Culture History

29November 29

533 (Earthquake) Aleppo (now Syria) – 130,000 people estimated killed.

1681 – The Royal College of Physicians, in Edinburgh, Scotland, was granted its charter by King Charles II.

1825 – First Italian opera in US, Barber of Seville premiered (in New York City, at the Park Theatre)

1910 – The US patent (#976,939) for inventing the traffic lights system was issued to Ernest Sirrine. Similar patents were granted to others later.

1932 – The patent (#1,889,729) was issued for the first card game table with an automatic dealing device, to Laurens Hammond of Chicago, Ill. He later invented the Hammond organ.

1933 – First state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania). It may be true that the state of Pennsylvania is the largest buyer of wine and spirits in the world.

1935 – Physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his famous thought experiment ‘Schrödinger’s cat’, a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics.
Once the cat is in the box, do you know if it really alive, or dead?

1947 – The United Nations voted in favor of separating Palestine and allowed for the creation of an Independent Jewish State – Israel.

1951 – The first U.S. underground atom bomb test, designated “Uncle”, was detonated. The low-yield 1.2 kiloton bomb was buried 17-ft sub-surface at Frenchman Flat, a 123-square-mile (320-sq.km.) dry lake bed at the Nevada Test Site (NTS).

1952 – #1 Hit November 29, 1952 – December 26, 1952: Joni JamesWhy Don’t You Believe Me

1959 – The Grammy Awards were first televised on NBC.

1961 – Mercury-Atlas 5 was launched with Enos (a chimpanzee) on board. The craft orbited the Earth twice and splashed down about 200 miles south of Bermuda. The flight lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes. Enos survived, and later died on November 4, 1962.

1969 – #1 Hit November 29, 1969 – December 5, 1969: The BeatlesCome Together / Something

1972 – Atari presented Pong, as an arcade game. By 1974 there was a home version.

1975 – #1 Hit November 29, 1975 – December 26, 1975: Silver ConventionFly, Robin, Fly

1986 – #1 Hit November 29, 1986 – December 5, 1986: Bon JoviYou Give Love a Bad Name

2004 – Godzilla got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2007 – #1 Hit September 29, 2007 – November 9, 2007: Kanye WestStronger

2011 – Dr. Conrad Murray received a four-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter, in Michael Jackson’s death.

2014 – #1 Hit November 29, 2014 – January 16, 2015: Taylor SwiftBlank Space

 

 

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