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Historical Events For December - 29

Monday, 22 May 2017

1141  On December - 29 yue Fei, Chinese general, executed  

1170  On this day in history 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.  

1170  On this day in history thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II  

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

1563  Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer on December - 29.  

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

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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.  

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 December - 29 prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris  

1708  Great Alliance occupies Gent on this day in history.  

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

1721  On this day in history 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 this day in history alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer  

1766  On December - 29 the birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing  

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

1792  Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe) on this day in history.  

1800  On this day in history charles Goodyear founder of Goodyear Tire was born  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history 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 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  On December - 29 death of thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II  

1558  On December - 29 hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

1563  On December - 29 death of sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)  

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

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 December - 29.  

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