Historical Events For December - 29
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
1141 Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed on this day in history.
1170 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.
1541 Isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu on this day in history.
1558 On this day in history charles V, German emperor, buried
1558 On December - 29 hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31
1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer on this day in history.
1586 On December - 29 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
1619 On December - 29 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 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 On December - 29 prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris
1708 On this day in history great Alliance occupies Gent
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 December - 29.
1743 On December - 29 alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
1766 The birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing on this day in history.
1767 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer on December - 29.
1776 On December - 29 charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
1778 English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia on December - 29.
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 December - 29 johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69
1786 French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked on this day in history.
1792 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe) on December - 29.
1800 On this day in history charles Goodyear founder of Goodyear Tire was born
1800 Charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber) on December - 29.
1806 On this day in history william Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister
1808 On this day in history andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)