Today in History for 29th November 2021

Historical Events

1516 – Treaty of Freiburg: French/Swiss “eternal” peace treaty
1791 – Chatham Islands sighted by HMS Chatham commanded by William Broughton
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)
1970 – England cricket batsman Colin Cowdrey reaches 22 on Day 3 of the drawn 1st Test against Australia in Brisbane to become Test Cricket’s leading run scorer; passes countryman Wally Hammond’s world Test-record aggregate of 7,249 runs
1992 – CFL Grey Cup, SkyDome, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 24-10: MVP QB Doug Flutie, 33 of 49 for 480 yards, 2 TDs
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)

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Famous Birthdays

1899 – Genevieve Tobin, American actress (Zaza, Great Gambini, Uncertain Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
1954 – Joel Coen, American filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
1971 – Gena Lee Nolin, American actress and model (Baywatch), born in Duluth, Minnesota
1972 – Jamal Mashburn, American NBA forward (Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks), born in The Bronx, New York City
1973 – Craig Glassock, Australian cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper 1994-95), born in Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia
1982 – Gemma Chan, English actress (Crazy Rich Asians), born in London, England

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Famous Deaths

1695 – James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
1847 – Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (Oregon Trail), killed at 45
1985 – Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71
1985 – Bill Scott, American voice actor, producer and writer (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies of a heart attack at 65
2007 – Ralph Beard, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1948; NBA All Star 1951; life ban point shaving scandal 1951), dies at 79
2010 – Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)

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