Today In History – 29 November

Important Events

526 A possible date for the Antioch earthquake in present-day Syria (then the Byzantine Empire) which killed 200,000 people

1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army moves into Manchester and occupies Carlisle

1877 US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time

1935 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment “Schrödinger’s cat”, a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics

1951 1st underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat in Nevada

Today In Film & TV

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)

Today In Music

1994 “My Life” 2nd studio album by Mary J. Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

Today In Sports

1987 Joe Montana of SF 49ers completes NFL record of 22 consecutive passes

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