November 29: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- 1777 - San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
- 1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
- 1929 - U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
- 1961 - Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission - Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earthtwice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
- 1972 - Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
- Famous Birthdays: Laura Bassi (Italian scientist), Amos Bronson Alcott (American educator and philosopher), Gottfried Semper (German architect, designed the Semper Opera House), Jean-Martin Charcot (French neurologist), John Ambrose Fleming (English physicist and engineer)
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