History Blog

November 29

Happy Birthday RIP Garry Shandling(1949–2016) Jacques Chirac(1932–2019) ; Jacqueline “Jackie” Stallone(Labofish)–99 Vincent Scully–93 “Diane Ladd”(Rose Ladnier)–85 Chuck Mangione–80 Suzanne “Suzy” Chaffee–74 Joel Coen–66 Howard Mandel–65 Cathy Moriarty–60 Thomas Sizemore–59 Andrew McCarthy–58 Donald Cheadle Jr–56 Jonathan Knight–52 Anna Faris–44 Lucas Black–38 ; 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 ; 1877 – Thomas Alva Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time with the words “Mary Had A Little Lamb” reproduced.