Historical Events Happened In December - 29
Saturday, 25 April 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 Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on this day in history.
1503 On December - 29 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 December - 29.
1558 On December - 29 charles V, German emperor, buried
1558 On this day in history hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31
1563 On this day in history francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer
1586 On December - 29 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
1619 Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies on December - 29.
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 December - 29.
1703 On December - 29 mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39
1705 On this day in history prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris
1708 On this day in history great Alliance occupies Gent
1709 Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great on this day in history.
1721 On December - 29 madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
1731 On December - 29 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 December - 29.
1778 English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia on this day in history.
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 December - 29.
1786 French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked on December - 29.
1792 On December - 29 archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
1800 Charles Goodyear founder of Goodyear Tire was born on December - 29.
1800 On this day in history charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)
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)