Historical Events Happened In December - 29
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
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 St Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning on this day in history.
1541 On December - 29 isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
1558 On this day in history charles V, German emperor, buried
1558 On this day in history hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31
1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer on this day in history.
1586 On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
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
1678 On December - 29 gotthard Wagner, composer
1689 On December - 29 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 On December - 29 great Alliance occupies Gent
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 J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46 on December - 29.
1743 Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer on this day in history.
1766 On December - 29 the birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing
1767 On this day in history aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer
1776 Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric on this day in history.
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 December - 29 johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69
1786 On December - 29 french Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
1792 On this day in history archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
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 this day in history william Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister
1808 On this day in history andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)