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Historical Events Happened In December - 29

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1539  St Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning on this day in history.  

1541  Isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu on this day in history.  

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

1558  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1619  Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried  

1703  On this day in history mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39  

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

1708  On this day in history great Alliance occupies Gent  

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  J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1743  On this day in history alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer  

1766  The birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing on this day in history.  

1767  Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer on this day in history.  

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

1778  On this day in history english troops occupy Savannah, Georgia  

1782  On this day in history first nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston  

1782  On this day in history 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston  

1785  Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1786  On this day in history french Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked  

1792  On this day in history archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)  

1800  Charles Goodyear founder of Goodyear Tire was born on this day in history.  

1800  Charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber) on this day in history.  

1806  On this day in history william Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister  

1808  Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69) on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1586  On this day in history birth of francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona  

1678  On this day in history birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

1709  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great was born on this day in history.  

1721  On this day in history birth of madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th  

1743  On this day in history birth of alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer  

1767  On this day in history birth of aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer  

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

Famous Deaths In December - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0721  On this day in history death of empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)  

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

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

1558  On this day in history hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

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

1619  Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies on this day in history.  

1630  Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1634  On this day in history death of john Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612)