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On This Day in History - 29th November

Birthdays

1832Louisa M.Alcott, American author of 'Little Women'
1895Busby Berkeley , American director and choreographer
1898C.S Lewis, Author of the 'Narnia Chronicles'
1909George Cansdale, Former 'Zoo-man' on TV
1932Jacques Chirac, Former prime minister of France
1944Felix Cavaliere, Of the Pop group,'The Rascals'
1969Jon Knight, Of the group 'New Kids On The Block'

Events

1531Cardinal and Lord Chancellor, Thomas Wolsey, died on his way from York to London
18641,200 American troops attacked a camp of Cheyenne and Arapho indians who had surrended
1907Florence Nightingale, aged 87, was appointed to the 'Order of Merit' by King Edward VII
1940The German 'Luftwaffe' bombed Liverpool
1975'Queen' reached number one in the charts with 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
1975Champion British racing driver Graham Hill was killed in an aircraft crash at Arkley, Hertfordshire
1986American Hollywood actor Cary Grant died
1991Australian cricketer Alan Border made test history when he appeared in his 126th test match