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Historical Events In December - 29

Friday, 26 February 2021

1862  Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat Gen Sherman on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history fire Dept celebrates 1st annual ball  

1866  Joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament (1905-19) on this day in history.  

1867  First telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck and Co, New York on December - 29.  

1867  1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY on December - 29.  

1869  Bill Howell, cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century) on December - 29.  

1871  On this day in history ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71  

1876  On this day in history 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula OH  

1876  11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die on this day in history.  

1876  Pablo Casals, Vendrell Catalonia Spain, violinist/conductor/composer on this day in history.  

1877  Grand Trunk Railroad workers strike to support fired members of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; strike broken by use of militia and unorganized workers on December - 29.  

1877  On this day in history willem Sassen, Dutch attorney general on Curacao (Affair-S), dies  

1879  Billy Mitchell, aviation hero Gen (WW I) on this day in history.  

1880  Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer on December - 29.  

1885  Gottlieb Daimler patents 1st bike (Germany) on this day in history.  

1887  On December - 29 kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer  

1888  On December - 29 joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal  

1890  300 Sioux Indians are killed by US troops at Wounded Knee, South Dakota on December - 29.  

1890  On this day in history federal troops massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD; Indian "war" in the west  

1890  On this day in history the "Battle of Wounded Knee" ends the last major Indian resistance to white settlement in America  

1890  The last ever battle between American natives and US troops takes place on this day in history.  

1890  US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD on December - 29.  

1890  Big Foot, Sioux indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee on December - 29.  

1891  Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio) on December - 29.  

1891  On December - 29 leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68  

1892  On this day in history emory Parnell, St Paul MN, actress (Rocket Man, County Fair)  

1894  On December - 29 chris Rossetti, writer, dies at 64  

1895  On December - 29 dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg  

1896  On this day in history first issue of newspaper Le Soleil is published.  

1896  David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, painter/muralist (Lib of Chile) on December - 29.  

1897  Hermann Heiss, composer on this day in history.  

1898  On December - 29 jeanne Leleu, composer  

1898  Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74 on December - 29.  

1899  On this day in history english fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up  

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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 December - 29.  

1586  On December - 29 birth of francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona  

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 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 December - 29.  

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

1170  Death of Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on this day in history.  

1558  On December - 29 hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

1563  On December - 29 death of sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)  

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

1630  Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1634  Death of John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

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