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Historical Events In December - 29

Saturday, 24 October 2020

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

1170  On December - 29 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 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  Charles V, German emperor, buried on December - 29.  

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

1563  On December - 29 francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer  

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  On December - 29 jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51  

1678  Gotthard Wagner, composer on this day in history.  

1689  On this day in history olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried  

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

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

1708  On this day in history 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  J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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

1766  On this day in history the birth of Charles Macintosh, Inventor of waterproof clothing  

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

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 this day in history 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston  

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

1786  French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked on December - 29.  

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

1800  On December - 29 charles Goodyear founder of Goodyear Tire was born  

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 December - 29 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  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great was born on this day in history.  

1721  Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th was born on December - 29.  

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

1767  On December - 29 birth of aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer  

1776  Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1634  On December - 29 death of john Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612)  

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