What Happened on December 29

Historical Events

  • 1835 Treaty of New Echota is signed between the US government and representatives of a minority Cherokee political faction to cede all lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States
  • 1845 Texas admitted as 28th state of the Union
  • 1903 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad and Ubangi-Shari
  • 1911 Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of the Republic of China
  • 1997 Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu
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Dec 29 in Film & TV

  • 1913 1st movie serial "Adventures of Kathlyn" premieres in Chicago

Dec 29 in Music

  • 1902 Scot Joplin copyrights "The Entertainer" and several other piano rag compositions through the US Copyright Office

Dec 29 in Sport

Did You Know?

The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched

On December 29, 1860

Would You Believe?

Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants

On December 29, 1852

Famous Weddings

  • 1941 Actress Maureen O'Hara (21) marries second husband director Will Price (28) (divorced 1953)
  • 1954 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (24) weds Joan Archer
  • 1957 American singing duo Steve Lawrence (22) and Eydie Gormé (29) wed at the home of casino owner Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

  • 2003 Retired NFL quarterback John Elway (43) divorces first wife Janet Buchan after 18 years of marriage
  • 2006 NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (43) divorces Juanita Vanoy (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage
  • 2006 One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush (24) divorces actor Chad Michael Murray (25) for the reason of fraud after 5 months of marriage

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