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Historical Events For December - 29

Friday, 02 December 2016

1141  Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed on this day in history.  

1170  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 on December - 29.  

1170  Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on December - 29.  

1503  On this day in history battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France  

1539  On this day in history st Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning  

1541  On this day in history isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu  

1558  Charles V, German emperor, buried on this day in history.  

1558  Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31 on this day in history.  

1563  Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer on this day in history.  

1586  On December - 29 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona  

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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  Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried on this day in history.  

1703  Mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1705  Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1708  On this day in history great Alliance occupies Gent  

1709  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great on December - 29.  

1721  On December - 29 madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th  

1731  On this day in history j Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46  

1743  On December - 29 alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer  

1766  The birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing on December - 29.  

1767  On December - 29 aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer  

1776  Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric on this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history 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  Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69 on December - 29.  

1786  French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked on this day in history.  

1792  Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe) on December - 29.  

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 this day in history william Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister  

1808  On this day in history andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1563  On December - 29 birth of francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer  

1586  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona was born on December - 29.  

1678  Gotthard Wagner, composer was born on this day in history.  

1709  On December - 29 birth of elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great  

1721  Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th was born on this day in history.  

1743  On December - 29 birth of alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer  

1767  On December - 29 birth of aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer  

1776  On December - 29 birth of charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric  

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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0721  On December - 29 death of empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)  

1141  Death of Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed on December - 29.  

1170  Death of Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on this day in history.  

1558  Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31 on December - 29.  

1563  On this day in history death of sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)  

1619  Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies on December - 29.  

1630  Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 on December - 29.  

1634  Death of John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

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