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Historical Events Happened In December - 29

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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 this day in history battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France  

1539  On this day in history 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  On this day in history hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

1563  On this day in history francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer  

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

1703  Mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1705  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1731  J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1743  On this day in history alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer  

1766  The birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing on this day in history.  

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

1776  On this day in history charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric  

1778  English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia on this day in history.  

1782  On this day in history first nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston  

1782  1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)  

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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1709  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric  

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

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

1630  On this day in history 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.