THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 29 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1944:Leon Pro­fes­sor Reuben

Kahn, the great bac­te­ri­ol­o­gist who de­vel­oped the fa­mous Kahn Test – a blood test for the de­tec­tion of syphilis, em­ployed through­out the world – ar­rives in Ja­maica to go over the laboura­tory meth­ods em­ployed in the con­trol of vene­real disease in Ja­maica. Kahn is here on the in­vi­ta­tion of the An­glo-Amer­i­can Caribbean Com­mis­sion and ex­pects to re­main for about four days. 1975:sole Ed­ward Seaga, the

nom­i­nee for lead­er­ship, re­turns un­op­posed as leader of the Ja­maica Labour Party (JLP) dur­ing the close ses­sion of the 32nd an­nual con­fer­ence of the party at the Na­tional Arena. The JLP leader, who is also leader of the Op­po­si­tion, faces no chal­lenge from the ear­li­est stages of prepa­ra­tion for this week­end’s con­fer­ence. While the elec­tion of leader went off smoothly amid ap­plause from the con­fer­ence floor, the elec­tion of the four deputy lead­ers turns out to be a keen con­test. It re­sulted in the un­seat­ing of two of the deputy lead­ers, Dr Marco Brown and Dr Neville Gal­limore, and the elec­tion of three party stal­warts to re­place these two and Frank Phipps, the for­mer first deputy leader, who did not stand for elec­tion. 1987:Ed­ward Prime Min­is­ter

Seaga makes a per­sonal pledge to the United Way of Ja­maica at a han­dover cer­e­mony at Ja­maica House. The pledge is ac­cepted by Peter Moss Solomon, a vol­un­teer board mem­ber of the United Way and chair­man of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Vol­un­teer Al­lo­ca­tions Com­mit­tee. The prime min­is­ter says that the Gov­ern­ment is deeply com­mit­ted to the United Way’s con­cept and the or­gan­i­sa­tion. 1995:bill The long-awaited

to reg­u­late the sub­scriber tele­vi­sion (ca­ble tele­vi­sion) in­dus­try is passed in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, with Prime Min­is­ter P.J. Pat­ter­son warn­ing cur­rent op­er­a­tors to re­move ca­bles they now have strung on util­ity poles.

–The Gleaner Archives

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