On This Day In History, 29 November

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World Events Today

  • 130 African slaves were killed by the crew of the British Slave Ship Zong today in 1781, the reason, to claim insurance money for their loss
  • The Warren Commission, to investigate the assassination of the United States President John F Kennedy, was established today in 1963
  • Doctor Conrad Murray, was convicted for the involuntary manslaughter of his patient, the legendary pop singer, Michael Jackson, today in 2011, he received 4 years imprisonment

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Barber of Seville premiered at the Park Theatre in New York City today in 1825, it was the first opera in the United States to be performed in Italian
  • The Spanish football club Futbol Club Barcelona, FC Barcelona, one of the most successful club teams in the world, was formed today in 1899
  • The Beatles released their best-selling single I Want to Hold Your Hand, in the United Kingdom today in 1963, it was released in the United States about a month later

Family Events Today

  • Clive Staples Lewis, better known as the British writer C S Lewis, famous for The Chronicles of Narnia, was born today in 1898 in Belfast
  • Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, better known as the American actress Natalie Wood, died today in 1981 by “drowning and other undetermined factors”
  • Jacques René Chirac, who served as the President of France for 12 years, was born today in 1932 in Paris

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Lemon Cream Pie Day

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