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Historical Events In December - 29

Monday, 14 June 2021

1809  Albert Pike, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891 on this day in history.  

1812  On December - 29 the USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.  

1813  British soldiers burn the town of Buffalo, New York, during this War of 1812 battle on December - 29.  

1813  Major General Phineas Riall attacks villages of Black Rock and Buffalo with a party of Canadian militia and Indians to get revenge on burning of Newark and Queenston on Dec. 10 on December - 29.  

1813  British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812 on December - 29.  

1813  Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris  

1821  Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, S Neth general, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1822  Albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67 on December - 29.  

1825  On December - 29 giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies  

1831  On December - 29 adam Badeau, Bvt Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895  

1833  John James Ingalls, (Rep-Ks) on December - 29.  

1835  The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States on December - 29.  

1835  Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29 on December - 29.  

1836  On this day in history johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83  

1837  On this day in history canadian militia destroy Caroline, a US steamboat docked at Buffalo  

1837  Royal Navy Commander Andrew Drew 1792-1878 and a group of Canadian militiamen cross the Niagara River to Fort Schlosser, and capture the American supply steamer Caroline, burn the ship and set her adrife in the river towards Niagra FAlls on December - 29.  

1837  On this day in history steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine  

1841  King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon on this day in history.  

1845  Texas is admitted as the 28th state of the US on this day in history.  

1845  On this day in history texas admitted as 28th state  

1847  On December - 29 william Crotch, composer, dies at 72  

1848  Gas lights first installed at White House (Polk's administration) on this day in history.  

1848  On December - 29 gaslights are installed in the White House.  

1848  On this day in history gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration)  

1850  Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer on this day in history.  

1851  First Young Men's Christian Association chapter opened (Boston) on this day in history.  

1851  The first YMCA in the USA is organized in Boston on December - 29.  

1851  On December - 29 1st Young Men's Christian Association chapter opened (Boston)  

1852  Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants on this day in history.  

1856  Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral) on this day in history.  

1857  On December - 29 franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar  

1859  On December - 29 venustiano Carranza, pres of Mexico (1915-20)  

1860  On December - 29 the first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.  

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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 December - 29.  

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

1721  On December - 29 birth of madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th  

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

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  On this day in history death of yue Fei, Chinese general, executed  

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

1558  Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31 on December - 29.  

1563  Death of Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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