On this day, November 29

1777

San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta, California.

1783

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.

1864

American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill – The Confederate Army of Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Army of Ohio.

1877

Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.

1945

The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.

1952

U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.

1963

Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashes shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, killing all 118 people on board.

1972

Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game.

1987

North Korean agents plant a bomb on Korean Air Flight 858, which kills all 115 passengers and crew.

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