November 29

1924

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels before he could complete his opera "Turandot.'"

1929

Commander Richard E. Byrd and a crew of three became the first to fly over the South Pole.

1947

The United Nations voted to grant the Jewish people a homeland to be established in Palestine.

1963

The Beatles released I Want to Hold Your Hand in Great Britain.

1963

President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.

1986

Actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.

2001

Beatle George Harrison died of cancer.

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