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 of Garigliano: Spanish army under General Cordoba defeats French forces
1539 - St Jacob's 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 - British 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.
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.
Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas BecketArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket 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 of the Union
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
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
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 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
1890 - US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD
1891 - Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1895 - Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg
1899 - British fleet seizes German Imperial Mail Steamer Bundesrath accused of carrying contraband
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
10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King10th Prime 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 - Dutch colonial authorities arrest Sukarno and other key PNI leaders in Java
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
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
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 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 service between San Francisco and Auckland, New Zealand
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 sentenced to death
1944 - Gen Eisenhower's 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
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 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
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
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1962 - 13th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
1963 - 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
1963 - Chicago Bears win NFL championship
1965 - "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo
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
Actor Sean ConneryActor Sean Connery 1969 - NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
1970 - Occupational Safety and Health Act (United States) signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon
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
1972 - President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O Bradaigh is arrested and held under new legislation in Republic of Ireland
1974 - Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town" premieres in NYC
1974 - AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 24-13
1974 - NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams 14-10
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
1989 - Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova 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)
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
Singer-Songwriter Courtney LoveSinger-Songwriter Courtney Love 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
1997 - Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats New Zealand by 5 wickets
1998 - Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over a million people
2001 - Mesa Redonda shopping center fire, Lima, Peru, at least 291 killed.
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
NFL Quarterback Tom BradyNFL Quarterback Tom Brady 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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