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Historical Events Happened In December - 29

Thursday, 29 January 2015

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  On December - 29 thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II  

1503  Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France on this day in history.  

1539  On December - 29 st Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning  

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

1563  On December - 29 francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer  

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

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 December - 29.  

1678  On December - 29 gotthard Wagner, composer  

1689  On this day in history olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried  

1703  Mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39 on December - 29.  

1705  Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris on December - 29.  

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 December - 29.  

1743  Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer on this day in history.  

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

1767  Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer on December - 29.  

1776  On this day in history 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  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  French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked on December - 29.  

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

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

1800  On this day in history charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)  

1806  William Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister on December - 29.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In December - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1563  On this day in history birth of francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer  

1586  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona was born on this day in history.  

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

1743  Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On December - 29 death of yue Fei, Chinese general, executed  

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

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

1563  Death of Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515) on this day in history.  

1619  On December - 29 antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies  

1630  On December - 29 jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51  

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