Historical Events in December 1929

  • Dec 1 Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
  • Dec 2 First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
  • Dec 3 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
  • Dec 5 1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)
  • Dec 6 Turkey introduces female suffrage

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Dec 7 Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 mins

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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Dec 10 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Christiaan Eijkman and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins for the discovery of vitamins

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • Dec 14 Alexander Zaimis elected president of Greece
  • Dec 15 Walter Mittelholzer flies as 1st about the Kilimanjaro
  • Dec 16 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
  • Dec 20 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
  • Dec 20 Mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park
  • Dec 21 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)
  • Dec 25 Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390

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Dec 29 Dutch colonial authorities arrest Sukarno and other key PNI leaders in Java

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Dec 30 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up & Dream" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 30 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
  • Dec 31 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri