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Historical Events In December - 29

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1862  On this day in history battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat Gen Sherman  

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

1866  On this day in history joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament (1905-19)  

1867  First telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck and Co, New York on this day in history.  

1867  On this day in history 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY  

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

1871  On December - 29 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 December - 29.  

1876  On December - 29 pablo Casals, Vendrell Catalonia Spain, violinist/conductor/composer  

1877  On this day in history grand Trunk Railroad workers strike to support fired members of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; strike broken by use of militia and unorganized workers.  

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 December - 29.  

1880  On this day in history jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer  

1885  Gottlieb Daimler patents 1st bike (Germany) on December - 29.  

1887  Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer on December - 29.  

1888  Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal on December - 29.  

1890  300 Sioux Indians are killed by US troops at Wounded Knee, South Dakota on this day in history.  

1890  Federal troops massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD; Indian "war" in the west on December - 29.  

1890  On December - 29 the "Battle of Wounded Knee" ends the last major Indian resistance to white settlement in America  

1890  On this day in history the last ever battle between American natives and US troops takes place  

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

1890  On this day in history big Foot, Sioux indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee  

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

1891  Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1892  Emory Parnell, St Paul MN, actress (Rocket Man, County Fair) on this day in history.  

1894  On this day in history chris Rossetti, writer, dies at 64  

1895  Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg on this day in history.  

1896  First issue of newspaper Le Soleil is published on December - 29.  

1896  On December - 29 david Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)  

1897  On this day in history hermann Heiss, composer  

1898  On December - 29 jeanne Leleu, composer  

1898  On this day in history georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74  

1899  English fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up on December - 29.  

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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 this day in history birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

1709  On December - 29 birth of elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great  

1721  Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th was born on this day in history.  

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

1170  On December - 29 death of thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II  

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

1563  On this day in history death of sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)  

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

1630  On December - 29 jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51  

1634  Death of John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612) on December - 29.  

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