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Historical Events Happened In December - 29

Monday, 25 May 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 December - 29.  

1170  On December - 29 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 December - 29.  

1541  On this day in history isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu  

1558  On this day in history charles V, German emperor, buried  

1558  Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31 on December - 29.  

1563  Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1678  Gotthard Wagner, composer on this day in history.  

1689  Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried on December - 29.  

1703  On December - 29 mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39  

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

1708  On December - 29 great Alliance occupies Gent  

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

1721  Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th on December - 29.  

1731  J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46 on December - 29.  

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 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  On this day in history 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston  

1785  On December - 29 johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69  

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  William Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister on December - 29.  

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 December - 29.  

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

1721  On December - 29 birth of madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th  

1743  Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer was born on December - 29.  

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.  

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  On this day in history 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  Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31 on December - 29.  

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

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.  

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