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This Day in History: Nov. 29

1916 U.S. Marines occupy the Dominican Republic.
1929 Richard E. Byrd and Brent Balchen pilot the first flight over the South Pole.
1945 The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia is declared by the Communist-dominated constituent assembly, abolishing the monarchy.
1947 The partition of Palestine is approved by the United Nations.
1963 Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy and the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
1989 Communist rule ends in Czechoslovakia when parliament votes unanimously to end the Communist Party's guaranteed leading role.


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