This day in history - December 29

This day in history - December 29.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 29, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 29 regarded events relating to the Assassination of Thomas Becket, Defeat of HMS Java by USS Constitution, Signing of the Treaty of New Echota, First United States YMCA, Launch of HMS Warrior, Ashtabula Train Disaster, Wonded Knee Massacre, Publishing of James Joyce's First Novel, 1975 LaGuardia Airport Bombing and Hong Kong Killing of Chickens to Halt Bird Flu. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including Thomas Becket, William Bainbridge, John Ross, Thomas Valentine Sullivan, Isaac Watts, Thomas Lloyd, Philip Bliss, Spotted Elk, James W. Forsyth, James Joyce, Benjamin W. Huebsch, Edwin Dreher and Stephen Ip.

Assassination of Thomas Becket - December 29, 1170: On this day in history, December 29, 1170, critical events took place today in Kent, England, regarding the Assassination of Thomas Becket. Believing that they had received a royal command from King Henry II of England, four knights, Reginald FitzUrse, Hugh de Morville, William de Tracy and Richard le Breton, headed to Canterbury Cathedral where they assassinated the Archbishop, Thomas Becket, on December 29, 1170. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 29, 1170 were Thomas Becket. Facts on this day in History December 29: Events on this day in history: Assassination of Thomas Becket *** Date: December 29, 1170 *** Place: Kent, England *** Category: Murder *** Historical Period: 12th Century *** This day in history ***

Defeat of HMS Java by USS Constitution - December 29, 1812: On this day in history, December 29, 1812, important events took place today in Atlantic Ocean, surrounding the Defeat of HMS Java by USS Constitution. USS Constitution, commanded by Captain William Bainbridge, and HMS Java, commanded by Captain Henry Lambert, confronted each other in the Atlantic Ocean on December 29, 1812. Java disabled Constitution's helm, but Constitution's heavier guns took down Java's masts and Java surrendered. Java was so badly damaged that after removing her helm, Bainbridge ordered her to be burned. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 29, 1812 were William Bainbridge. Facts on this day in History December 29: Events on this day in history: Defeat of HMS Java by USS Constitution *** Date: December 29, 1812 *** Place: Atlantic Ocean *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Signing of the Treaty of New Echota - December 29, 1835: On this day in history, December 29, 1835, significant events took place today in Georgia, USA, respecting the Signing of the Treaty of New Echota. Under the Treaty of New Echota, the Chrokee Indians would give up their land to the east of the mississippi River in exchange for $5,500,000. After the treaty had been signed on December 29, 1835, the Cherokee Principal Chief, John Ross, objected as the legal representatives of the Cherokee Nation had not been party to the negotiations of the treaty. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 29, 1835 were John Ross. Facts on this day in History December 29: Events on this day in history: Signing of the Treaty of New Echota *** Date: December 29, 1835 *** Place: Georgia, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First United States YMCA - December 29, 1851: On this day in history, December 29, 1851, important events took place today in Massachusetts, USA, in respect of the First United States YMCA. American seaman and missionary Captain Thomas Valentine Sullivan founded the first United States YMCA, which opened in Boston, Massachsetts, on December 29, 1851. Sullivan viewed it as a way of providing a home for young sailors on shore leave. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 29, 1851 were Thomas Valentine Sullivan. Facts on this day in History December 29: Events on this day in history: First United States YMCA *** Date: December 29, 1851 *** Place: Massachusetts, USA *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Launch of HMS Warrior - December 29, 1859: On this day in history, December 29, 1859, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Launch of HMS Warrior. HMS Warrior, designed by Chief Constructor of the Navy Issac Watts and Chief Engineer Thomas Lloyd, was launched on December 29, 1860. Along with her sister ship , HMS Black Prince, she was the first Iron hulled, armour plated warship. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 29, 1859 were Isaac Watts, Thomas Lloyd. Facts on this day in History December 29: Events on this day in history: Launch of HMS Warrior *** Date: December 29, 1859 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Ashtabula Train Disaster - December 29, 1876: On this day in history, December 29, 1876, momentous events took place today in Ohio, USA, with regard to the Ashtabula Train Disaster. The Pacific Express from Pennsylvania was crossing the Ashtabula River, when the bridge collapsed and the train plunged into the river. 92 people died as a result of the incident including hymn writer and gospel singer Philip Bliss. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 29, 1876 were Philip Bliss. Facts on this day in History December 29: Events on this day in history: Ashtabula Train Disaster *** Date: December 29, 1876 *** Place: Ohio, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Wonded Knee Massacre - December 29, 1890: On this day in history, December 29, 1890, important events took place today in South Dakota, USA, surrounding the Wonded Knee Massacre. While escorting Spotted Elk and around 350 members of his Lakota Sioux tribe to the Pine Ridge Agency, Colonel James W. Forsyth ordered his 7th Cavalry detachment to disarm them. Following the apparent accidental discharge of a Lakota rifle during the disarming, a battle ensued that resulted in the deaths of approximately 150 to 300 Lakota, and 25 soldiers. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 29, 1890 were Spotted Elk, James W. Forsyth. Facts on this day in History December 29: Events on this day in history: Wonded Knee Massacre *** Date: December 29, 1890 *** Place: South Dakota, USA *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Publishing of James Joyce's First Novel - December 29, 1916: On this day in history, December 29, 1916, crucial events took place today in New York, USA, relating to the Publishing of James Joyce's First Novel. Irish writer James Joyce's first novel 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' was published in New York by American publisher Benjamin W. Huebsch on December 29, 1916. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 29, 1916 were James Joyce, Benjamin W. Huebsch. Facts on this day in History December 29: Events on this day in history: Publishing of James Joyce's First Novel *** Date: December 29, 1916 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Literature *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

1975 LaGuardia Airport Bombing - December 29, 1975: On this day in history, December 29, 1975, crucial events took place today in New York, USA, relating to the 1975 LaGuardia Airport Bombing. On the evening of December 29, 1975, a bomb exploded in a coin operated locker adjacent to the carousel in the baggage reclaim area of New York's LaGuardia Airport. 11 people were killed in the attack and a further 74 were seriously injured. Despite investigations by Chief of Detectives Edwin Dreher, the perpetrators were never uncovered. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 29, 1975 were Edwin Dreher. Facts on this day in History December 29: Events on this day in history: 1975 LaGuardia Airport Bombing *** Date: December 29, 1975 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Terrorism *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Hong Kong Killing of Chickens to Halt Bird Flu - December 29, 1997: On this day in history, December 29, 1997, critical events took place today in Hong Kong, regarding the Hong Kong Killing of Chickens to Halt Bird Flu. Hong Kong Secretary for Economic Services Stephen Ip announced, on December 29, 1997 that all chickens, and some other fowl, in Hong Kong would be killed immediately to prevent the spread of avian flu. Four people had already died from the disease and a further eight were seriously ill. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 29, 1997 were Stephen Ip. Facts on this day in History December 29: Events on this day in history: Hong Kong Killing of Chickens to Halt Bird Flu *** Date: December 29, 1997 *** Place: Hong Kong *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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