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Historical Events In December - 29

Sunday, 28 November 2021

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

1812  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1813  Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer on December - 29.  

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

1821  On this day in history jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, S Neth general, dies at 61  

1822  On December - 29 albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67  

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

1831  On this day in history adam Badeau, Bvt Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895  

1833  On this day in history 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  Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29 on this day in history.  

1836  Johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

1837  On December - 29 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  King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon on December - 29.  

1845  On this day in history texas is admitted as the 28th state of the US.  

1845  On December - 29 texas admitted as 28th state  

1847  William Crotch, composer, dies at 72 on December - 29.  

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

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

1848  Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration) on this day in history.  

1850  Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer on December - 29.  

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

1852  On this day in history emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants  

1856  On this day in history thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral)  

1857  Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar on this day in history.  

1859  Venustiano Carranza, pres of Mexico (1915-20) on this day in history.  

1860  The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched on this day in history.  

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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 December - 29.  

1678  On this day in history birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

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

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

1776  Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric was born on December - 29.  

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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 this day in history.  

1141  Death of Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed on this day in history.  

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

1619  On December - 29 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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