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Historical Events For December - 29

Friday, 24 February 2017

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

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

1503  Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France on December - 29.  

1539  On December - 29 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 December - 29 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 December - 29.  

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1619  On this day in history antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies  

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 December - 29 olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried  

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

1705  On this day in history prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris  

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

1731  On December - 29 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  On this day in history charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric  

1778  On December - 29 english troops occupy Savannah, Georgia  

1782  First nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston on December - 29.  

1782  On December - 29 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston  

1785  On this day in history johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69  

1786  French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked on this day in history.  

1792  On December - 29 archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)  

1800  On December - 29 charles Goodyear founder of Goodyear Tire was born  

1800  Charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber) on December - 29.  

1806  On December - 29 william Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister  

1808  On December - 29 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  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  Gotthard Wagner, composer was born on December - 29.  

1709  On December - 29 birth of elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great  

1721  Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th was born on this day in history.  

1743  On December - 29 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.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0721  Death of Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1630  Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 on December - 29.  

1634  Death of John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612) on December - 29.  

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