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On November 29th, 1952,
President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower kept
his campaign promise to visit Korea to assess the
On this date:
In 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey,
onetime adviser to England's King Henry the
In 1890, the
Imperial Diet, forerunner of Japan's current
national legislature, opened its first session,
four days after its members were summoned by
In 1924, Italian
composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels before
he could complete his opera "Turandot."
(It was finished by Franco Alfano.)
In 1929, Navy
Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd radioed that
he'd made the first airplane flight over the
In 1947, the UN
General Assembly passed a resolution calling for
the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and
"Enos" the chimp was launched from Cape
Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas Five
spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before
In 1963, President
Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren
to investigate the assassination of President
In 1967, Secretary
of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced he was
leaving the Johnson administration to become
president of the World Bank.
In 1981, actress
Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off
Santa Catalina Island, California, at age 43.
In 1986, actor
Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.
Ten years ago: In
response to a growing pro-democracy movement in
Czechoslovakia, the Communist-run Parliament
ended the party's 40-year monopoly on power.
Five years ago:
The House passed the revised General Agreement on
Tariffs and Trade by a vote of 288-to-146.
Fighter jets attacked the capital of Chechnya and
its airport hours after Russian President Boris
Yeltsin demanded the breakaway republic end its
One year ago:
Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected legalizing
heroin and other narcotics.
"A conference is a
meeting to decide where the next meeting will