This Day in History: 0000-11-29

29 Nov – Natchez Indians destroyed Fort Rosalie in Mississippi, killing 138 Frenchmen, 35 Frenchwomen, 56 children, and taking hundreds of people captive (1729).
29 Nov – American missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are massacred by Umatilla and Cayuse Indians in Oregon, resulting in the Cayuse War. 54 other women and children were captured and held fr ransom (1847).
29 Nov – A unit of the Colorado Territorial militia under Colonel John Chivington attacked a Cheyenne village near Fort Lyon and killed about 100 Indians, including many women and children. This is known as the Sand Creek Massacre (1864).
29 Nov – Vivien Thomas and Alfred Blalock performed the first successful human surgery to treat Blue Baby Syndrome caused by the Tetralogy of Fallot (1944).
29 Nov – The Atari company released Pong, the first commercially successful video game (1972).