This Day in History

Today is Thursday, November 29th, the 333rd day of the year.  There are 32 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was played at West Point, New York.  Navy dominated the game 24-to-nothing.

In 1922, Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter opened the tomb of King Tutankhamen.

In 1943, coffee rationing began as part of the war effort.

In 1963, Chief Justice Earl Warren was appointed to head the commission investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

In 1981, 43-year-old actress Natalie Wood died in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California. 

In 1986, actor Cary Grant died at the age of 82.  He starred in several popular films during his career including "North by Northwest" and "The Philadelphia Story."

In 1991, actor Ralph Bellamy died at the age of 87.  His acting career spanned seven decades.

In 2007, former U.S. Representative Henry Hyde died at the age of 83.

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly voted to elevate the Palestinians to non-member status, which implied statehood recognition for Palestine.  The vote was 138 for, nine  --  including the United States and Canada  --  against the move, and 41 abstentions. 

In 2015, President Obama paid tribute to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.  He visited the Bataclan concert hall with French President Francois Hollande [[ fran-SWAH oh-LAWN ]].  The venue was the scene of the deadliest of several coordinated attacks that left 130 dead.

In 2015, NBA star Kobe Bryant announced on "The Players' Tribune" that he would retire at the end of the year.   The 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard said "this season is all I have left to give."


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