Historical Events Happened In December - 29
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
1141 On this day in history yue Fei, Chinese general, executed
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 On December - 29 thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II
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 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 On December - 29 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 December - 29.
1630 On December - 29 jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51
1678 On December - 29 gotthard Wagner, composer
1689 Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried on this day in history.
1703 Mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39 on December - 29.
1705 Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris on December - 29.
1708 Great Alliance occupies Gent on this day in history.
1709 On December - 29 elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great
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 On this day in history the birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing
1767 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer on December - 29.
1776 On December - 29 charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
1778 On December - 29 english troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
1782 On December - 29 first nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
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 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)