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Historical Events In December - 29

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

1930  On this day in history willy Giefer, composer  

1931  On December - 29 identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey  

1931  Barbara Steele, England, actress (Castle of Blood, Dark Shadows) on this day in history.  

1932  Inga Swenson, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Gretchen-Benson) on this day in history.  

1933  Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds on December - 29.  

1933  On December - 29 prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist  

1933  On December - 29 joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered  

1934  Japan renounces the London Naval Treaty of 1930 and the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 on this day in history.  

1934  On December - 29 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (MSG)  

1934  Ed Flanders, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere) on December - 29.  

1935  Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate) on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history ray Nitschke, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers)  

1937  On December - 29 2nd Irish constitution goes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie  

1937  On this day in history pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service  

1937  On this day in history the birth of Mary Tyler-Moore, US actress and comedienne  

1937  On this day in history the Irish Republic changes its name to Eire  

1937  On this day in history mary Tyler Moore, Bkln, actress (Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People)  

1938  On December - 29 construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins  

1938  The birth of Jon Voight, American actor on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history jon Voight, Yonkers, NY, actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy)  

1939  On this day in history first flight of the Consolidated B-24.  

1939  Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- ) on December - 29.  

1940  Germany begins the bombing of London during WWII, damaging many buildings, such as historic St. Mary's Cathedral on this day in history.  

1940  Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II) on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history brigitte Kronauer, writer  

1941  Ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin) on December - 29.  

1942  On this day in history jerry Summers, rocker  

1942  Frank D Adams, Canadian geologist, dies at 83 on December - 29.  

1943  On this day in history jHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)  

1943  William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum), dies at 75 on December - 29.  

1944  Over France RCAF Flight Lt. Dick Audet destroys five German planes in ten minutes on December - 29.  

1944  Belgian nazi Leon Degrelle at default to the death sentenced on this day in history.  

1944  Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973) on this day in history.  

1945  In Ottawa DND releases World War II casualty statistics; 41,371 Canadians in service killed, 43,178 wounded, 10,844 made prisoners of war, 32 missing in action on December - 29.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1563  On December - 29 birth of francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer  

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

1678  Gotthard Wagner, composer was born on December - 29.  

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  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  On this day in history birth of charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric  

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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 December - 29.  

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

1558  On this day in history hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

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

1619  On December - 29 antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies  

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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