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Today in History
Today in History: Sunday, November  29, 2015
AP Highlight in History:
On Nov. 29, 1929, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd radioed that he'd made the first airplane flight over the South Pole.
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On this date in:
1890Navy won the first Army-Navy football game 24-0 at West Point, N.Y.
1924Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels.
1947The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews.
1952President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower kept his campaign promise to visit Korea to assess the conflict.
1961Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited Earth twice before returning.
1963President Lyndon B. Johnson named a commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
1989In response to a growing pro-democracy movement in Czechoslovakia, the Communist-run parliament ended the party's 40-year monopoly on power.
1990The U.N. Security Council voted 12-2 to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by Jan. 15, 1991.
1996A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims - the first international war crimes sentence since World War II.
1999Protestant and Catholic adversaries formed a Northern Ireland government.
2001Rock musician George Harrison of the Beatles died at age 58 following a battle with cancer.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Retired pitcher Mariano Rivera turns 46 years old today.
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Vin ScullySportscaster88
Jacques ChiracFormer president of France83
John MayallBlues singer, musician82
Diane LaddActress80
Chuck MangioneMusician, composer75
Suzy ChaffeeSkier69
Garry ShandlingActor, comedian ("The Larry Sanders Show")66
Joel CoenDirector ("Fargo")61
Howie MandelComedian, game show host ("Deal or No Deal")60
Janet NapolitanoFormer secretary of homeland security58
Rahm EmanuelMayor of Chicago56
Kim DelaneyActress ("NYPD Blue")54
Tom SizemoreActor54
Don CheadleActor ("Hotel Rwanda")51
Jonathan KnightSinger (New Kids on the Block)47
Larry Joe CampbellActor ("According to Jim")45
Anna FarisActress39
Lucas BlackActor33
Actor Andrew McCarthy turns 53 years old today.
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