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On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:22:18 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Edison shows off his phonograph, atom bomb testing heads underground, a chimpanzee orbits the Earth, the Pong craze begins, and the world loses another Beatle, all on this day.

OTD November 29 - Iraq Kuwait
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1990: The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by Jan. 15, 1991. With Saddam Hussein refusing to pull out of Kuwait, an United Nations-authorized coalition force led by the United States would begin an aerial bombardment on Jan. 17 followed by a ground assault on Feb. 24. The effort, codenamed Operation Desert Storm, would prove to be a decisive victory for the coalition forces, who liberated Kuwait and advanced into Iraqi territory.

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