Almanac

By The Associated Press

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2017. There are 32 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 29, 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.)

On this date:

In 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (WOOL’-zee), onetime adviser to England’s King Henry VIII, died.

In 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was played at West Point, New York; Navy defeated Army, 24-0. The Imperial Diet, forerunner of Japan’s current national legislature, opened its first session.

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