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Historical Events In December - 29

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

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  Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on this day in history.  

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

1563  On December - 29 francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer  

1586  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona on December - 29.  

1619  Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies on this day in history.  

1630  Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 on December - 29.  

1678  On this day in history gotthard Wagner, composer  

1689  Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried on December - 29.  

1703  On this day in history mustapha II, sultan (Turkey), dies at 39  

1705  Prosper Jolyot's "IdomenĂ©e," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

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 this day in history madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th  

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

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

1800  Charles Goodyear founder of Goodyear Tire was born on December - 29.  

1800  On this day in history charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)  

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

1808  Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69) on December - 29.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1563  On this day in history birth of francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer  

1586  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona was born on this day in history.  

1678  Gotthard Wagner, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1721  On this day in history birth of madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th  

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 this day in history 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  Death of Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661) on December - 29.  

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

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

1558  On this day in history hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

1563  On December - 29 death of sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)  

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.  

1634  On this day in history death of john Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612)  

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