History Blog

November 29

Happy Birthday RIP Garry Shandling(1949–2016) Jacques Chirac(1932–2019) Jacqueline “Jackie” Stallone(Labofish 1921–2020) Vincent Scully(1927–2022) ; “Diane Ladd”(Rose Ladnier)–87 Chuck Mangione–82 Suzanne “Suzy” Chaffee–69 Joel Coen–68 Howard Mandel–67 Cathy Moriarty–62 Thomas Sizemore–61 Andrew McCarthy–60 Donald Cheadle Jr–58 Jonathan Knight–54 Anna Faris–46 Lucas Black–40 ; 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.