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Historical Events In December - 29

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

1809  On this day in history albert Pike, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891  

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  On December - 29 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.  

1813  On December - 29 british burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812  

1813  On this day in history etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer  

1815  On December - 29 saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris  

1821  On December - 29 jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, S Neth general, dies at 61  

1822  On this day in history albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67  

1825  Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies on December - 29.  

1831  Adam Badeau, Bvt Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895 on this day in history.  

1833  On December - 29 john James Ingalls, (Rep-Ks)  

1835  On this day in history the Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.  

1835  On December - 29 charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29  

1836  Johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83 on December - 29.  

1837  On December - 29 canadian militia destroy Caroline, a US steamboat docked at Buffalo  

1837  On this day in history 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  

1837  Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine on this day in history.  

1841  On this day in history king/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon  

1845  Texas is admitted as the 28th state of the US on December - 29.  

1845  Texas admitted as 28th state on December - 29.  

1847  On this day in history william Crotch, composer, dies at 72  

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

1848  Gaslights are installed in the White House on this day in history.  

1848  Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration) on December - 29.  

1850  On December - 29 tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer  

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

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

1851  On this day in history 1st Young Men's Christian Association chapter opened (Boston)  

1852  On December - 29 emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants  

1856  Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral) on December - 29.  

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

1859  On this day in history 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  Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 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 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  Death of Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661) on December - 29.  

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

1170  Death of Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on December - 29.  

1558  On December - 29 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 December - 29.  

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

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