2021 November

November 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 29

November 29th is officially Throw Out Your Leftovers Day as well as Electronic Greetings Day.

We made it to day 333 of the year and there’s only 32 days left to go until we reach the end of 2021.

For those of you who were born on November 29th, your star sign is Sagittarius.

Is November 29 a special day for you? You’re not alone! This day in history has been an eventful one… and here you’re going to find out why.

Did you know that on this day in 1972, the first commercially successful video game, Pong, was released? The game helped to establish the video game industry as a whole.

Keep reading for more facts about November 29th in history!

What Happened On November 29 In History?


Joe Biden slipped whilst playing with his dog, Major, and was left with hairline fractures in his foot.


A wooden relic thought to be from Jesus’s manager was returned to Bethlehem.

The fragment was taken 1,4000 years before and was returned by Pope Francis.
Source CNN

Bombs in Hilla and Karbala, Iraq killed 30 Shias and wounded 100 others.

Source BBC

British singer-songwriter, Adele released her hit single “Rolling in the Deep”.

It won awards for Billboard's Record of the Year 2011 and the Grammy's Album and Record of the Year 2012.

Martinique earthquake shook the majority of Eastern Caribbean.

The 7.4 magnitude quake struck at 15:00 local time and killed 6 people while injuring more than 400.

The Alaskan Oil Exports Ban was lifted by President Bill Clinton.

The ban was put in place in 1973.
Source NY Times

The New Orleans Saints secured their first winning season after being in the NFL for 21 years.

Source FanSided

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Hawaii.

The shock killed two people and up to 28 injured with significant damage to the southern part of the Big Island totaling $4 million.

Pong was released. It was the first commercially successful video game.

OTD in 1972: Pong was released. It was the first commercially successful video game.
The table tennis arcade video game "Pong" was created by Atari Co-founder Allan Alcorn.

Thomas Edison demonstrated his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time.

He demonstrated it at the USA's Scientific American office, which was the first of many demonstrations of the phonograph across the world. Edison patented the phonograph on February 19, 1878. This was the start of audio recording and was very advanced for the time.

Amateur British chemist Sir James Jay invented invisible ink on this day.

After experimenting and narrowing down his secret ingredients to just two fluids, Jay would send letters to his brother John in the US. James Jay even sent letters to Benjamin Franklin warning him of Britain's plans for forced submission of colonies.
Source WCSA

Did you know that on this day, November 29th 1972, the first commercially successful video game, Pong, was released?