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Historical Events For December - 29

Friday, 23 June 2017

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

1503  On December - 29 battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France  

1539  On December - 29 st Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning  

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

1558  Charles V, German emperor, buried on December - 29.  

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.  

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

1630  On this day in history jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51  

1678  Gotthard Wagner, composer on December - 29.  

1689  On December - 29 olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried  

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

1705  On December - 29 prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris  

1708  On December - 29 great Alliance occupies Gent  

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

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

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 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 December - 29.  

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

1786  On December - 29 french Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked  

1792  Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe) on December - 29.  

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  On this day in history 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  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 December - 29.  

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

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

1767  Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer was born on December - 29.  

1776  Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric was born on December - 29.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0721  On December - 29 death of empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)  

1141  On this day in history death of yue Fei, Chinese general, executed  

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

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

1563  Death of Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515) on December - 29.  

1619  Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies on December - 29.  

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 December - 29.  

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