NOVEMBER 29: The Daily Flashback
1864: The Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado when a militia led by Colonel John Chivington, killed at least 400 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians who had surrendered and had been given permission to camp.
1890: At West Point, Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game.
1959: At the second annual Grammy Awards, Bobby Darin won for Best New Artist, as well as Record of the Year for “Mack the Knife.”
1961: The Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.
1963: The Beatles’ single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was released in Britain.
1975: Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.
2000: Chuck Berry’s longtime piano player, Johnnie Johnson, sued the rock legend, alleging that he wrote the music for 52 of Berry’s classics.
2004: Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2014: Taylor Swift replaced herself at No. 1 on the Hot 100 when “Blank Space” knocks “Shake It Off” from the top spot, making Swift the first female artist to do so.
1797: Gaetano Donizetti
1832: Louisa May Alcott
1895: Busby Berkeley
1933: John Mayall
1939: Peter Bergman
1940: Chuck Mangione
1941: Dennis Doherty
1944: Felix Cavaliere
1947: Ronnie Montrose
1949: Garry Shandling
1951: Barry Goudreau
1964: Don Cheadle
1968: Jonathan Knight
1924: Giacomo Puccini
1981: Natalie Wood
1986: Cary Grant
2001: George Harrison