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29th November


1803 * Christian Johann Doppler, Austrian physicist who described the Doppler Effect.

1864 US troops killed some 400 Arapho Indians including women and children.

1895 * Busby Berkeley, choreographer and director of Hollywood musicals.

1898 * C.S Lewis, Author of the "Narnia Chronicles".

1929 US admiral Richard Byrd became the first man to fly over the South Pole.

1947 The United Nations voted to grant the Jewish people a homeland to be established in Palestine.

1949 * Garry Shandling, US comedy actor.

1956 Panic-buying broke out at garages across the country as the government gave out details of its petrol rationing plans.

1961 * Rebecca de Mornay, US film actress.

1963 118 people were killed when a Canadian jet crashed into a field, 20 miles from Montreal's international airport.

1975 Motor racing champion Graham Hill died when his private aircraft crashed in Hertfordshire.

1975 "Queen" reached number one in the charts with their "Bohemian Rhapsody".

1986 British-born American film actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.

1999 Politicians from all sides of the political spectrum in Northern Ireland select the country's first-ever all-inclusive government.

2001 George Harrison, guitarist with the pop group The Beatles, died aged 58 after a long battle against cancer.


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