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Historical Events In December - 29

Saturday, 06 March 2021

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

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

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  On this day in history etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer  

1815  Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris on December - 29.  

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

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

1825  On this day in history giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies  

1831  On this day in history 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  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  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  Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine on December - 29.  

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  Texas admitted as 28th state on December - 29.  

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  Gaslights are installed in the White House on December - 29.  

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  The first YMCA in the USA is organized in Boston on this day in history.  

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

1852  Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants on December - 29.  

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

1857  Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar on December - 29.  

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

1860  On this day in history 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  On December - 29 birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

1709  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great was born on December - 29.  

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  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 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 December - 29.  

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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