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Today in history, Friday, Nov. 29
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Today in history, Friday, Nov. 29

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On Nov. 29, 1963, President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.

In 1929, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd, pilot Bernt Balchen, radio operator Harold June and photographer Ashley McKinney made the first airplane flight over the South Pole.

In 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews; 33 members, including the United States, voted in favor of the resolution, 13 voted against while 10 abstained. The plan, rejected by the Arabs, was never implemented.

In 1961, Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral on the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning.

The Associated Press

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