History Blog

November 29

Happy Birthday RIP Garry Shandling(1949–2016) Jacques Chirac(1932–2019) Jacqueline “Jackie” Stallone(Labofish 1921–2020) ; Vincent Scully–94 “Diane Ladd”(Rose Ladnier)–86 Chuck Mangione–81 Suzanne “Suzy” Chaffee–75 Joel Coen–67 Howard Mandel–66 Cathy Moriarty–61 Thomas Sizemore–60 Andrew McCarthy–59 Donald Cheadle Jr–57 Jonathan Knight–53 Anna Faris–45 Lucas Black–39 ; 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 ; 1981 – Natalie Wood is found dead off coast of Catalina island. Speculation is that Robert Wagner may have pushed her after argument and she drown because she was intoxicated.