Saturday, the 29th of November, 2014 is the 333th day in 2014 and in the 48th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 29, 2014 in the World
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed on November 29, 2014. The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is a UN-organized observance. Events are held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, as well as at the United Nations offices at Geneva and Vienna. It is generally held on November 29 each year to mark the anniversary of resolution 181. Special commemorative activities are organized by the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat, in consultation with the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. The day was selected in part because it was the day when Cypriot-Palestinian Christian Orthodox priest Saint Philoumenos of Jacob’s Well was murdered in 1979.
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People: http://www.un.org/en/events/palestinianday/
Where is Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People?
Worldwide
National Square Dance Day
November 29, 2014 in the USA
Square Dancing Day exists to celebrate the square dance form of folk dancing, and is a great excuse to get out and “Dosey Do”. This fun, healthy and simple form of dance with a long history definitely deserves a holiday all of its own, and it has one!
Square Dancing has its roots in traditional English, Irish and Scottish folk dance. Square dances were first documented in 17th-century England . They came to North America right along with the European settlers, where they were modified and improved over the years. The Western American square dance is perhaps the most famous type of square dance worldwide; in fact, the suware dance is the official dance of 19 American states. Square dancing is mainly associated with a romanticized image of the Old West, and cowboys wooing Southern belles during dances organized at saloons to celebrate various occasions. The dance is accompanied by jolly, lively music on guitars, fiddles, accordions and bagpipes. The dances normally form patterns of lines, circles and, as the name suggests, squares, with couples – male/female, female/female or male/male – taking a turn in every role. In most American forms of square dance, the dancers are prompted through the square dance choreography to the beat of the music. Sometimes, this so-called “caller” is one of the dancers, but more commonly the “caller” is found on the stage with the band. Interest in square dancing, which had waned during the World Wars, experienced a revival in New York City in the 1950s, during the American folk music revival.
Where is National Square Dance Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 29th November:
526 – Antioch in modern day Syria struck by Earthquake, about 250,000 die
1349 – Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
1775 – Sir James Jay invents invisible ink
1781 – Crew of the slave ship Zong murder approx. 142 African slaves by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance.
1803 – Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent
1830 – November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia’s rule in Poland begins.
1850 – The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.
1864 – Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye
1877 – US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time
1893 – Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
1918 – Serbia annexes Montenegro
1929 – Lt Cmdr Richard E Byrd sends “My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole” (He was wrong)
1941 – Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Jap war fleet
1944 – John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery
1947 – UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
1949 – Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa
1967 – British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen
1972 – Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
1975 – Pres Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped
1978 – UN observes “international day of solidarity with Palestinian people,” boycotted by US & about 20 other countries
1990 – UN Security Council approves US-sponsored resolution authorizing the use of force in the Persian Gulf if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991