21 fun facts for November, 29

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 29th is a day filled with notable celebrations, events, and birthdays, ranging from National Lemon Cream Pie Day to the release of iconic games and music albums. On this day in history, the United Nations passed the Palestine partition resolution and the Warren Commission was established to investigate President Kennedy's assassination.
21 Fun facts
  1. November 29th is National Lemon Cream Pie Day in the United States, a day dedicated to celebrating and enjoying the sweet and tart flavors of a classic dessert.
  2. In 1947, on this day, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 181, which recommended the partition of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab States, laying the foundation of the current Israel-Palestine conflict.
  3. On November 29th, 1961, NASA launched Enos, a chimpanzee, into space aboard Mercury-Atlas 5 for an orbital flight to test life support and spacecraft telemetry systems. Enos safely returned to Earth after completing two orbits.
  4. The Beatles released their double album, known as the "White Album," in the United States on November 29th, 1968, featuring iconic tracks such as "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Helter Skelter" and "Blackbird."
  5. November 29th marks the birth of C.S. Lewis, the famed author of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series and a notable Christian apologist, who was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1898.
  6. In 1972, Atari released the arcade game "Pong" on November 29th, a game often regarded as the first true arcade game and one that ushered in the golden era of arcade gaming in the 1980s.
  7. On November 29, 1781, the crew of the British slave ship Zong began to throw captured Africans overboard to claim insurance money, resulting in the deaths of 133 slaves. The incident later became known as the Zong Massacre.
  8. November 29th is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving and generosity that encourages people to give to charity and support local nonprofit organizations to make a positive impact on their communities.
  9. In 1986, actress Sônia Maria Vieira, better known as “The Blonde Bombshell,” died under mysterious circumstances in São Paulo, Brazil. Some believe her death was the result of a thwarted kidnapping, while others think it was a crime of passion.
  10. On November 29th, 1989, the British government announced a parliamentary inquiry into the widely-publicized miscarriage of justice involving the Birmingham Six, who were falsely convicted and imprisoned for 16 years for the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings.
  11. American TV talk show host and comedian, Howie Mandel, was born on November 29, 1955. He is best known for hosting the NBC game show "Deal or No Deal" and as a judge on "America's Got Talent."
  12. November 29th, 1996 marked the release of Nintendo's popular game console, the Nintendo 64, in Europe. The device dominated the gaming market and became one of the best-selling consoles of all time.
  13. British writer Madeleine L'Engle, author of the classic children's novel "A Wrinkle in Time," died on November 29, 2007, at the age of 88.
  14. In 1999, on November 29, ExxonMobil announced its merger, forming the world's largest publicly traded oil company. The new company combined the expertise and strengths of the former Exxon and Mobil corporations.
  15. On November 29th, 1935, Lou Gehrig, the New York Yankees first baseman, was awarded the American League Most Valuable Player award for his outstanding performance during the season.
  16. American journalist and television news anchor, Peter Jennings, was born in Toronto, Canada, on November 29, 1938. He was the main anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight" for decades and received numerous journalism awards.
  17. November 29th is National Electronic Greetings Day, a day to send digital cards, text messages, or social media messages to loved ones for a quick and simple expression of goodwill and love.
  18. In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 29th. The Commission was tasked with uncovering the truth behind Kennedy's death, and its final report was released in 1964.
  19. Anna Faris, an American actress known for her comedic roles in films like "Scary Movie" and "The House Bunny," as well as in the TV series "Mom," was born on November 29, 1976.
  20. In 1975, racing legend Bill Gates died on this day in a tragic plane crash. Gates was a renowned midget car racer and, at the time of his death, was a member of the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
  21. On November 29th, 1803, the Dessalines Proclamation was issued in Haiti, declaring the abolishment of slavery and the transition to an independent state under the leadership of Jean-Jacques Dessalines.