Historical Events For December - 29
Thursday, 14 December 2017
1141 Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed on December - 29.
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 On December - 29 thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II
1503 On December - 29 battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France
1539 On this day in history 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 this day in history hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31
1563 On December - 29 francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer
1586 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona on this day in history.
1619 On December - 29 antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies
1630 On this day in history jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51
1678 Gotthard Wagner, composer on December - 29.
1689 Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried on December - 29.
1703 On this day in history mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39
1705 Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris on December - 29.
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 Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th on December - 29.
1731 J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46 on this day in history.
1743 On December - 29 alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
1766 On this day in history the birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing
1767 On December - 29 aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer
1776 On December - 29 charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
1778 English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia on December - 29.
1782 On December - 29 first nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
1782 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston on December - 29.
1785 On this day in history johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69
1786 On December - 29 french Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
1792 On December - 29 archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
1800 On December - 29 charles Goodyear founder of Goodyear Tire was born
1800 On December - 29 charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)
1806 On December - 29 william Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister
1808 Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69) on this day in history.