On November 29:
Charlemagne arrived in Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.
Louisa May Alcott, American novelist, was born.
John Ambrose Fleming, British physicist, was born.
Elizabeth Yates became the first woman in the British Empire to win a mayoral election when she became Mayor of Onehunga.
1893 Ziqiang Institute, today known as
Wuhan University, was founded by Zhang Zhidong.
C. S. Lewis, Irish writer, was born.
1910 The first
US patent for inventing the traffic lights system was issued to Ernest Sirrine.
Fédération Internationale d’Escrime, the international organizing body of competitive fencing was founded in Paris, France.
Merle Travis, American singer/guitarist, was born.
1929 U.S. Admiral
Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
Jacques Chirac, French President, was born.
John Mayall, British blues musician, was born.
1944 The first surgery on a human to correct
blue baby syndrome was performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia was declared.
Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, was launched into space.
Enos being prepared for insertion into the
capsule in 1961.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.