December 29 Events in History - December 29 Birthdays - December 29 Deaths



2013 Russia's Defense Ministry reports the Soyuz-2-1v Russian rocket was successfully launched
2013 Administrative officials claim that over 1.1 million Americans are now enrolled in Obamacare
2012 Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leaves the hospital after undergoing minor surgery to remove a tumor
2012 The Constitutional Council of France strikes down a plan to impose a 75 percent marginal income tax rate on the wealthy, calling the 'supertax' unconstitutional and unfair
2011 Financial disputes lead New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to report that the National September 11 Museum will not open on time
2011 Poland announces it will provide amnesty to illegal immigrants beginning January 1, 2012
2010 In Beijing, the minimum wage is raised by 20%, the second time in six months
2010 The last death row inmate in Cuba has his death sentence commuted; the nation is against capital punishment and has commuted many death sentences since 2008
2006 Ethiopian troops eject the Islamic forces from Mogadishu, Somalia
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
1996 "Dreams and Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1996 "Skylight" closes at Royale Theater New York City after
1996 "Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater New York City
1994 B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed
1994 Bangladesh government of Zia resigns
1994 Billionaire J Paul Getty, Jr. marries Victoria Holdsworth on Barbados
1994 Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down
1994 Shane Warne takes a hat-trick vs. England at cricket MCG
1993 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment
1993 Todd Bridges arrested for transporting methamphetamine (speed)
1992 Governor Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr. killer) clemency
1991 "Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 14 performances
1991 12th United Negro College Fund
1991 Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
1990 Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley
1989 Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
1989 Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia
1989 Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP
1988 Soviet Red Army Team edges New York Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1988 Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes
1984 5th United Negro College Fund
1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
1984 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
1983 Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* vs. WI
1983 Graeme Yallop completes 268 vs. Pakistan at cricket MCG
1983 U.S. announced withdrawal from UNESCO
1982 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
1982 Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)
1980 Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A
1979 Red Army beats New York Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
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, vs. England at the MCG
1977 Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in New York City
1975 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in New York City
1974 Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in New York City
1972 Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
1972 Life magazine ceases publication
1972 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson and Max Walker vs. Pakistan at MCG
1969 New York Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball and challenge the reserve clause
1968 Baltimore Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
1968 Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
1968 New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
1967 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
1967 Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
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"
1963 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
1962 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 years 8 days
1959 Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial," premieres in New York City
1958 Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
1958 TV soap "Young Dr. Malone" debuts
1957 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
1957 Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
1955 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13
1954 Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
1952 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale in Elmsford, New York
1951 Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
1949 1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)
1949 Hungary nationalized its industries
1948 Canada recognizes Israel
1948 U.S. State Department announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
1947 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
1944 Belgian nazi Leon Degrelle at default to the death sentenced
1944 General Eisenhowers train returns to Versailles
1940 Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)
1940 NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14
1938 Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins
1937 2nd Irish constitution goes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie
1937 Ireland adopts constitution (Irish Free State becomes Eire)
1937 Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
1937 Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service
1934 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (MSG)
1934 Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma," premieres in Madrid
1934 Japan renounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and London Treaty of 1930
1933 Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cincinnati Reds
1931 Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
1931 Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW
1930 Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
1929 Police arrest Sukarno and 100s PNI-leaders
1926 Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
1926 Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 and 230) by an innings 656 runs
1922 Dutch Constitution proclaimed
1922 Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
1921 William Lyon Mackenzie King succeeded Arthur Meighen as Canadian PM
1920 The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
1920 Yugoslav government bans Communist Party
1913 1st movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago
1911 Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
1911 SF Symphony formed
1908 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
1906 Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
1903 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad and Ubangi-Shari
1900 General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia
1899 English fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up
1895 Dr. L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg
1891 Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1890 U.S. 7th Cavalry massacre about 300 captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota
1885 Gottlieb Daimler patents 1st bike (Germany)
1876 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die
1876 Frederic A Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty sculptor) weds Jeanne-Emilie
1867 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck and Co, New York
1864 Fire Department celebrates 1st annual ball
1862 Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General Sherman
1862 Bowling ball invented
1857 Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar
1852 Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants
1851 1st Young Men's Christian Association chapter opened (Boston)
1848 Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration)
1845 Texas admitted as 28th state
1841 King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
1837 Canadian militia destroy Caroline, a U.S. steamboat docked at Buffalo
1837 Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine
1813 British burn Buffalo, New York during War of 1812
1782 1st nautical almanac in U.S. published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
1778 English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
1708 Great Alliance occupies Gent
1705 Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenee," premieres in Paris
1558 Charles V, German emperor, buried
1541 Isabella of Poland and King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
1539 St. Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning
1503 Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France











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