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This Day in History for November 29

This Day In History1877 – US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time.

1887 – US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii.

1901 – East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved & opened.

1910 – The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine.

1929 – Richard E. Byrd sends “My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole” (He was wrong)

1933 – 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)

1942 – US Office of Price Administration rations coffee for everyone, 10 pounds a year.

1944 – John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery.

1945 – “The Lost Weekend”, based on Charles R. Jackson’s novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1946)

1953 – American Airlines begins 1st regular commercial NY-LA air service.

1959 – 2nd Grammy Awards: Mack The Knife, Bobby Darin wins.

1963 – LBJ sets us Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of JFK.

1971 – 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World.

1972 – Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, first commercially successful video game in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.

1975 – US President Gerald Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped.

1987 – Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes.

1995 – CNNfn, a financial network by Turner Enterprises is launched.

1997 – OPEC agrees to an increase in its production ceiling. OPEC has raised the ceiling to 27.5 barrels per day for the first half of 1998.

2010 – “Rolling in the Deep” single is released by Adele (Billboard Song of the Year 2011, Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year 2012)

2016 – Former NFL player Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of rapes.

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