Today in History: Nov. 29

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1916:  Army-Navy Game  (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
In 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was played at West Point, New York; Navy defeated Army, 24-0. Pictured: An Army-Navy game in 1916. (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 01:  Chimpanzee arrives for medical tests two days after orbiting Earth, Cape Canaveral, Florida  (Photo by Otis Imboden/National Geographic/Getty Images)
In 1961, Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning. (National Geographic/Getty Images/Otis Imboden)

1940:  Cary Grant (1904-1986) and Rosalind Russell (1908-1976) star in the Columbia farce 'His Girl Friday'.  Title: His Girl Friday Studio: Columbia Director: Howard Hawks  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
In 1986, actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

George Harrison
In 2001, George Harrison, the “quiet Beatle,” died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58.

Matt Lauer
In 2017, “Today” host Matt Lauer was fired for what NBC called “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a colleague; a published report accused him of crude and habitual misconduct with women around the office.

FILE – In this April 21, 2016, file photo, Matt Lauer, co-host of the NBC “Today” television program, appears on set in Rockefeller Plaza, in New York. Lauer can keep a lakeside ranch in New Zealand after authorities there concluded there wasn’t enough evidence he’d breached a “good character” condition. Lauer has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least three women and was fired from NBC last November. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

CORRECTS DATE OF PHOTO TO JAN. 17, 1979 - FILE - This Jan. 17, 1979 file photo shows actress Natalie Wood. Investigators are now calling 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner a "person of interest" in the 1981 death of his wife Natalie Wood. Mystery has swirled around Wood's death. It was declared an accident but police reopened the case in 2011 to see whether Wagner or anyone else played a role. (AP Photo/File)
In 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California, at age 43.

FILE – This Jan. 17, 1979 file photo shows actress Natalie Wood. Investigators are now calling 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner a “person of interest” in the 1981 death of his wife Natalie Wood. Mystery has swirled around Wood’s death. It was declared an accident but police reopened the case in 2011 to see whether Wagner or anyone else played a role. (AP Photo/File)

Associated Press writer Ron Harris uses the new Atari Flashback 2 video game console playing the game Pong in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005. The Atari Flashback 2 recreates the classic home video gaming experience of decades past. Instead of requiring cartridges like the original Atari, Inc. console, these games are programmed in and offer a peek back at the good old days of Pong, Centipede, Asteroids and others. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
In 1972, the coin-operated video arcade game Pong, created by Atari, made its debut at Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.

Associated Press writer Ron Harris uses the new Atari Flashback 2 video game console playing the game Pong in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005. The Atari Flashback 2 recreates the classic home video gaming experience of decades past. Instead of requiring cartridges like the original Atari, Inc. console, these games are programmed in and offer a peek back at the good old days of Pong, Centipede, Asteroids and others. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1916:  Army-Navy Game  (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 01:  Chimpanzee arrives for medical tests two days after orbiting Earth, Cape Canaveral, Florida  (Photo by Otis Imboden/National Geographic/Getty Images)
1940:  Cary Grant (1904-1986) and Rosalind Russell (1908-1976) star in the Columbia farce 'His Girl Friday'.  Title: His Girl Friday Studio: Columbia Director: Howard Hawks  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
George Harrison
Matt Lauer
CORRECTS DATE OF PHOTO TO JAN. 17, 1979 - FILE - This Jan. 17, 1979 file photo shows actress Natalie Wood. Investigators are now calling 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner a "person of interest" in the 1981 death of his wife Natalie Wood. Mystery has swirled around Wood's death. It was declared an accident but police reopened the case in 2011 to see whether Wagner or anyone else played a role. (AP Photo/File)
Associated Press writer Ron Harris uses the new Atari Flashback 2 video game console playing the game Pong in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005. The Atari Flashback 2 recreates the classic home video gaming experience of decades past. Instead of requiring cartridges like the original Atari, Inc. console, these games are programmed in and offer a peek back at the good old days of Pong, Centipede, Asteroids and others. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Today is Thursday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2018.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 29, 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was played at West Point, New York; Navy defeated Army, 24-0.

On this date:

In 1864, a Colorado militia killed at least 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians in the Sand Creek Massacre.

In 1910, British explorer Robert F. Scott’s ship Terra Nova set sail from New Zealand, carrying Scott’s expedition on its ultimately futile _ as well as fatal _ race to reach the South Pole first.

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 aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning.

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

In 1972, the coin-operated video arcade game Pong, created by Atari, made its debut at Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.

In 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California, at age 43.

In 1986, actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.

In 1987, a Korean Air 707 jetliner en route from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok was destroyed by a bomb planted by North Korean agents with the loss of all 115 people aboard.

In 1991, 17 people were killed in a 164-vehicle pileup during a dust storm on Interstate 5 near Coalinga, California. Actor Ralph Bellamy died in Santa Monica, California, at age 87.

In 2001, George Harrison, the “quiet Beatle,” died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58.

Ten years ago: Indian commandos killed the last remaining gunmen holed up at a luxury Mumbai hotel, ending a 60-hour rampage through India’s financial capital by suspected Pakistani-based militants that killed 166 people. Architect Joern Utzon, who designed the iconic Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, died at age 90.

Five years ago: A police helicopter crashed onto a pub in Glasgow, Scotland, killing 10 people. A single-engine plane crashed in remote southwest Alaska, killing four people and injuring six.

One year ago: North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet, claiming a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believed could put the entire U.S. East Coast within range. “Today” host Matt Lauer was fired for what NBC called “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a colleague; a published report accused him of crude and habitual misconduct with women around the office. Garrison Keillor, who’d entertained public radio listeners for 40 years on “A Prairie Home Companion,” was fired by Minnesota Public Radio following allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior. President Donald Trump retweeted inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group purporting to show violence committed by Muslims. The House approved a measure requiring annual anti-harassment training for lawmakers and aides. The price of bitcoin surged through $10,000, adding to its ten-fold jump in value during 2017.

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