Historical Events For December - 29
Friday, 24 February 2017
1141 Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed on this day in history.
1170 On December - 29 thomas Becket: Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
1170 Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on December - 29.
1503 Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France on December - 29.
1539 On December - 29 st Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning
1541 On December - 29 isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
1558 Charles V, German emperor, buried on December - 29.
1558 On December - 29 hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31
1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer on this day in history.
1586 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona on December - 29.
1619 On this day in history antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies
1630 Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 on this day in history.
1678 On this day in history gotthard Wagner, composer
1689 On December - 29 olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried
1703 Mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39 on December - 29.
1705 On this day in history prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris
1708 Great Alliance occupies Gent on December - 29.
1709 On this day in history elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great
1721 On this day in history madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
1731 On December - 29 j Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46
1743 On this day in history alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
1766 On December - 29 the birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing
1767 On December - 29 aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer
1776 On this day in history charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
1778 On December - 29 english troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
1782 First nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston on December - 29.
1782 On December - 29 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
1785 On this day in history johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69
1786 French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked on this day in history.
1792 On December - 29 archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
1800 On December - 29 charles Goodyear founder of Goodyear Tire was born
1800 Charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber) on December - 29.
1806 On December - 29 william Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister
1808 On December - 29 andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)