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What Happened on December 29th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 A large explosion at the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden kills at least 22 people and wounds 50.
2020 A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits near the town of Petrinja in Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia, killing 7 people.
2013 A suicide bomb attack at the Volgograd-1 railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd kills at least 18 people and wounds 40 others.
2013 Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher suffers a massive head injury while skiing in the French Alps.
2012 A Tupolev Tu-204 airliner crashes in a ditch between the airport fence and the M3 highway after overshooting a runway at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, killing five people and leaving three others critically injured.
2006 The UK settles its Anglo-American loan, post-WWII loan debt.
2003 The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.
1998 Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the Cambodian genocide that claimed over one million lives.
1996 Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
1994 Turkish Airlines Flight 278 (a Boeing 737-400) crashes on approach to Van Ferit Melen Airport in Van, Turkey, killing 57 of the 76 people on board.
1992 Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
1989 Czech writer, philosopher and dissident Václav Havel is elected the first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia.
1989 The Nikkei 225 for the Tokyo Stock Exchange hits its all-time intra-day high of 38,957.44 and closing high at 38,915.87, serving as the apex of the Japanese asset price bubble.
1975 A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and injuring more than 75.
1972 Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar) crashes in the Florida Everglades on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101 of the 176 people on board.
1940 In the Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, England, killing almost 200 civilians during World War II.
1937 The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
1934 Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.[15]
1930 Sir Muhammad Iqbal's presidential address in Allahabad introduces the two-nation theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
1913 Cecil B. DeMille starts filming Hollywood's first feature film, The Squaw Man.
1911 Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty, enthroning 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu as Khagan of Mongolia.
1890 On Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota are killed by the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment.
1876 The Ashtabula River railroad disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
1874 The military coup of Gen. Martinez Campos in Sagunto ends the failed First Spanish Republic and the monarchy is restored as Prince Alfonso is proclaimed King of Spain.
1860 The launch of HMS Warrior, with her combination of screw propeller, iron hull and iron armour, renders all previous warships obsolete.
1845 The United States annexes the Republic of Texas and admits it as the 28th state.
1835 The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
1812 USS Constitution, under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three-hour battle.
1778 American Revolutionary War: Three thousand British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell capture Savannah, Georgia.
1607 According to John Smith, Pocahontas, daughter of Powhatan leader Wahunsenacawh, successfully pleads for his life after tribal leaders attempt to execute him.
1503 The Battle of Garigliano was fought between a Spanish army under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba and a French army commanded by Ludovico II, Marquess of Saluzzo.
1170 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church.
Famous People Born on December 29

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Year Name
1979 Diego Luna, Mexican actor, director and producer
1894 J. Lister Hill, American politician (d. 1984)
1856 Thomas Joannes Stieltjes, Dutch-French mathematician and academic (d. 1894)
1989 Kei Nishikori, Japanese tennis player
1917 Ramanand Sagar, Indian director and producer (d. 2005)
1984 Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, American playwright
1995 Ross Lynch, American singer and actor
1911 Klaus Fuchs, German physicist and spy (d. 1988)
1946 Paul Trible, American attorney, politician and academic administrator
1914 Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 1976)
Famous People Deaths On December 29

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Date Name
1945 Beulah Dark Cloud, American actress (b. 1887)
1979 F. Edward Hébert, American journalist and politician (b. 1901)
1926 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet and author (b. 1875)
1563 Sebastian Castellio, French preacher and theologian (b. 1515)
2002 Lloyd Barbee, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
2019 Alasdair Gray, Scottish writer and artist (b. 1934)
1975 Euell Gibbons, American author and naturalist (b. 1911)
1954 William Merriam Burton, American chemist (b. 1865)
2013 C. T. Hsia, Chinese-American critic and scholar (b. 1921)
2007 Phil Dusenberry, American advertising executive (b. 1936)