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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023

On Nov. 29, 1947, the United Nations voted for the partition of Palestine and the creation of the independent Jewish state of Israel.

By United Press International
Members of the Jewish Agency delegation, Nahum Goldman, David Horovitz, Emanuel Neumann and Rabbi Wolf Gold, study a map of proposed partition of Palestine at United Nations interim headquarters on November 12, 1947. On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted for the partition of Palestine and the creation of the independent Jewish state of Israel. File Photo courtesy of the United Nations
1 of 3 | Members of the Jewish Agency delegation, Nahum Goldman, David Horovitz, Emanuel Neumann and Rabbi Wolf Gold, study a map of proposed partition of Palestine at United Nations interim headquarters on November 12, 1947. On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted for the partition of Palestine and the creation of the independent Jewish state of Israel. File Photo courtesy of the United Nations

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2023 with 32 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include Austrian physicist Christian Doppler in 1803; author Louisa May Alcott in 1832; Chinese Empress Dowager Tz'u Hsi in 1835; English electrical engineer John Fleming in 1849; Irish novelist C.S. Lewis in 1898; author Madeleine L'Engle in 1918; sports broadcasting legend Vin Scully in 1927; former French President Jacques Chirac in 1932; British blues musician John Mayall in 1933 (age 90); actor Diane Ladd in 1935 (age 88); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Denny Doherty in 1940; musician/composerMusician/composer Chuck Mangione in 1940 (age 83); comedian Garry Shandling in 1949; filmmaker Joel Coen in 1954 (age 69); comedian Howie Mandel in 1955 (age 68); Janet Napolitano, former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, in 1957 (age 66); U.S. Ambassador/former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 1959 (age 64); actor Cathy Moriarty in 1960 (age 63); actor Kim Delaney in 1961 (age 62); actor Tom Sizemore in 1961; actor Andrew McCarthy in 1962 (age 61); actor Don Cheadle in 1964 (age 59); singer Jonathan Knight in 1968 (age 55); baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera in 1969 (age 54); actor Brian Baumgartner in 1972 (age 51); actor Anna Faris in 1976 (age 47); actor Chadwick Boseman in 1976; actor Lauren German in 1978 (age 45); rapper The Game, born Jayceon Terrell Taylor, in 1979 (age 44); actor Gemma Chan in 1982 (age 41); actor Diego Boneta in 1990 (age 33); actor Laura Marano in 1995 (age 28).

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On this date in history:

In 1877, Thomas Edison demonstrated a hand-cranked phonograph that recorded sound on grooved metal cylinders. Edison shouted verses of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" into the machine, which played back his voice.

In 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was played. Navy won 24-0.

In 1929, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard Byrd and three crewmen became the first people to fly over the South Pole.

In 1935, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his famous thought experiment dubbed "Schrödinger's cat," to illustrate a paradox of quantum mechanics.

In 1947, despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations voted for the partition of Palestine and the creation of the independent Jewish state of Israel.

In 1963, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson appointed the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John Kennedy.

In 1981, actor Natalie Wood drowned while on a boat trip to Santa Catalina Island, Calif.

In 1986, movie icon Cary Grant died of a stroke at the age of 82.

In 1989, Romanian Olympic gymnastic hero Nadia Comaneci fled to Hungary. She eventually reached the United States.

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In 1990, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution authorizing "all necessary means," including military force, against Iraq if it didn't withdraw from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991.

In 1991, a dust storm in Coalinga, Calif., triggered a massive pileup by more than 250 vehicles on Interstate 5, killing 15 people and injuring more than 100.

In 1994, voters in Norway rejected a proposal to join the European Union.

In 2001, George Harrison, lead guitarist of the Beatles, died of cancer. He was 58.

In 2011, Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison for an involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of Michael Jackson. He was released on parole Oct. 28, 2013.

In 2012, the United Nations voted 138-9, with 31 abstentions, to give Palestinians non-member observer status.

In 2021, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey announced his resignation as CEO of the social media platform He was replaced by Parag Agrawal, who was ousted in October 2022 upon Elon Musk's purchase of the company.

In 2022, 46% of people in England and Wales described themselves as Christian in a census survey, the first time that figure represented less than half the populations of the two countries.

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A thought for the day: President John F. Kennedy said, "The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth."

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