Historical Events on 29th December

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1170 - Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
1503 - Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France
1539 - St Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning
1541 - Isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
1558 - Charles V, German Emperor, buried
1705 - Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris
1708 - Great Alliance occupies Gent
1778 - English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
1782 - 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
1786 - French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
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.
Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas BecketArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket 1813 - British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812
1835 - The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
1837 - Canadian militia destroy Caroline, a US steamboat docked at Buffalo
1837 - Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine
1841 - King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
1845 - Texas admitted as 28th state
1848 - Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration)
1851 - 1st American Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) chapter opened in Boston Massachusetts.
1852 - Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants
Composer/Pianist Franz LisztComposer/Pianist Franz Liszt 1857 - Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar
1860 - The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.
1862 - Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman
1862 - Bowling ball invented
1864 - Fire Dept celebrates 1st annual ball
1867 - 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY
1876 - 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die
1885 - Gottlieb Daimler patents 1st bike (Germany)
1890 - US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1891 - Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1895 - Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg
1899 - English fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up
1900 - General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia
1903 - French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
1906 - Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
1908 - Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
1911 - Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
1911 - SF Symphony formed
1911 - Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.
1911 - Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
1913 - 1st movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago
1920 - The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
1920 - Yugoslav government bans communist party
Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie KingPrime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King 1921 - Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada
1922 - Dutch Constitution proclaimed
1922 - Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
1926 - Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
1926 - Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs
1929 - Police arrest Sukarno & 100s PNI-leaders
1930 - Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
1931 - Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
1931 - Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1933 - Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds
1934 - 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden)
1934 - Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma," premieres in Madrid
1934 - Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930
1937 - 2nd Irish constitution comes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie
1937 - Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
1937 - Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service
1938 - Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins
1939 - First flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber prototype
1940 - Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)
1940 - NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14
1944 - Belgian nazi Leon Degrelle at default to the death sentenced
1944 - Gen Eisenhowers train returns to Versailles
1947 - Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
1948 - "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
1948 - Canada recognizes Israel
1948 - US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
1949 - 1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)
1949 - Hungary nationalized its industries
1951 - Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
1952 - 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY)
1954 - Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1955 - Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13
1957 - Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
1957 - Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
1958 - Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
1958 - TV soap "Young Dr Malone" debuts
1959 - Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial," premieres in NYC
1962 - Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days
1963 - 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
1965 - "Thunderball" premieres in US
1965 - CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1965 - Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
1965 - 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)
1966 - Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)
1967 - Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
1967 - Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
1968 - Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
1968 - Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
1968 - NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
1969 - NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
1972 - Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
1972 - Life magazine ceases publication
1972 - Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
1974 - Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC
1975 - 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC
1977 - Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in NYC
1978 - Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government
1978 - Spain constitution goes into effect
1978 - Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG
1979 - Red Army beats NY Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1980 - Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
Reggae Musician Bob MarleyReggae Musician Bob Marley 1982 - Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
1982 - Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)
1983 - Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* v WI
1983 - Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG
1983 - US announced withdrawal from UNESCO
1984 - 5th United Negro College Fund
1984 - Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
1984 - Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
1988 - Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1988 - Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes
1989 - Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
1989 - Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova 1989 - Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP
1989 - Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
1991 - "Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 14 perfs
1991 - 12th United Negro College Fund
1991 - Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
1992 - Gov Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr killer) clemency
1993 - Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment
1993 - Todd Bridges arrested for transporting methamphetamine (speed)
Singer-Songwriter Courtney LoveSinger-Songwriter Courtney Love 1994 - B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
1994 - Bangladesh government of Zia resigns
1994 - Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
1994 - Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG
1996 - "Dreams & Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1996 - "Skylight" closes at Royale Theater NYC after
1996 - "Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC
1997 - Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30
1997 - Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu
1997 - Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care
1997 - Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China
1998 - Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million.
2001 - Mesa Redonda shopping center fire, Lima, Peru, at least 291 killed.
NFL Quarterback Tom BradyNFL Quarterback Tom Brady 2007 - Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0.
2012 - 200 people are executed by the Syrian army in Homs
2012 - 21 security personnel are killed by Pakistani Taliban near Peshawar
2012 - 5 people are killed in a Tupolev Tu-204 plane crash in Moscow
2013 - The volcano, Chaparrastique,  erupts in El Salvador
2013 - 16 people are killed and 40 are wounded by a suicide bomb attack at Volgograd-1 railway station, Russia

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