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Historical Events In December - 29

Friday, 07 May 2021

1141  Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed on December - 29.  

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  Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France on this day in history.  

1539  St Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning on December - 29.  

1541  On December - 29 isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu  

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

1558  Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31 on this day in history.  

1563  Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer on December - 29.  

1586  On December - 29 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona  

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

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

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

1705  Prosper Jolyot's "IdomenĂ©e," premieres in Paris on December - 29.  

1708  On December - 29 great Alliance occupies Gent  

1709  On this day in history elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great  

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

1731  On December - 29 j Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46  

1743  Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer on this day in history.  

1766  The birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing on December - 29.  

1767  Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer on this day in history.  

1776  On December - 29 charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric  

1778  On this day in history english troops occupy Savannah, Georgia  

1782  On December - 29 first nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston  

1782  On December - 29 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston  

1785  Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69 on December - 29.  

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

1792  On December - 29 archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)  

1800  On this day in history charles Goodyear founder of Goodyear Tire was born  

1800  Charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber) on this day in history.  

1806  William Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history 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  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona was born on December - 29.  

1678  On December - 29 birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

1709  On December - 29 birth of elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great  

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

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

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

1776  On December - 29 birth of charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric  

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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0721  On this day in history death of empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)  

1141  On December - 29 death of yue Fei, Chinese general, executed  

1170  On December - 29 death of thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II  

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

1563  On this day in history death of sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)  

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.  

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