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29 December

1170 – England – Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/becket.htm

1503 – Italy – Battle of Garigliano (Second Italian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Garigliano_(1503)

1508 – India – Battle of Dabul. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dabul

1694 – England – Mary II died, aged 32; William III became sole ruler. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=william3

1793 – France – Second Battle of Wissembourg ended (French Revolutionary Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Wissembourg_(1793)

1835 – USA – Treaty of New Echota signed. http://www.cherokee.org/AboutTheNation/History/TrailofTears/TreatyofNewEchota.aspx

1845 – USA – Texas became the 28th State. http://www.50states.com/texas.htm

1851 – USA – First American YMCA opened in Boston, Massachusetts. http://www.ymca.net/history/founding.html

1860 – UK – HMS Warrior launched. http://www.hmswarrior.org/

1862 – USA – Battle of Chickasaw Bayou ended (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chickasaw_Bayou

1876 – USA – Ashtabula River Railroad bridge, Ohio, collapsed whilst two trains crossing over, 92 killed. http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/18053/ashtabula-oh-train-wreck-amp-bridge-disaster-dec-1876


1890 – USA – Wounded Knee Massacre, 200 killed (Ghost Dance War). https://youtu.be/0EdRT56WK7Q WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/knee.htm

1890 – USA – Ghost Dance War began (Sioux Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Dance_War

1911 – Mongolia – Independence from Qing Dynasty.

1937 – Ireland – Adoption of new constitution, replaced Irish Free State. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Ireland


1940 – UK – London Air Raid, 200 killed (WWII). https://youtu.be/DN0jator01Y WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12016916

1941 – Indonesia – BOAC plane crashed at Sabang, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19411229-1

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – UK – RAF plane crashed at Bashley, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451229-0

1948 – Indonesia – AURI plane crashed at Jambi, Sumatra, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19481229-2

1951 – USA – Continental Charters Flight 44-2 crashed near Salamanca, New York, 26 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511229-0

1951 – USA – Continental Charters Flight 44-2 crashed near Salamanca, NY, 26 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511229-0

1953 – France – L’Armée de L’Air plane crashed at Pic de Costabonne, Pyrénées Mountains, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19531229-0

1954 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Hunstville, AL, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19541229-1

1955 – USA – Gulf Oil Corporation plane crashed near Londonderry, OH, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19551229-0


1959 – Portugal – Lisbon Metro opened. http://youtu.be/9h3xZAetdhk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon_Metro

1972 – North Vietnam – Operation Linebacker II ended (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Linebacker_II


1972 – USA – Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed in Florida Everglades, 101 killed. https://youtu.be/sCKedldGdho WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19721229-0


1975 – USA – Bomb exploded at LaGuardia Airport, New York, 14 killed. http://youtu.be/WhehG5oVRyg  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_LaGuardia_Airport_bombing

1989 – Czechoslovakia – Václav Havel became president. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1clav_Havel

1996 – Guatemala – Guatemalan Civil War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemalan_Civil_War

2001 – Peru – Fire at Mesa Redonda shopping centre, Lima, 291 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1733924.stm

2012 – Russia – Red Wings Airlines Flight 9268 crashed at Mosva-Vnukovo Airport, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20121229-0

2013 – Russia – Bomb explosion at railway station, Volgograd, 18 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25541019

2015 – UK – Storm Frank. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35196493


2015 – UK – 18th Century bridge in Tadcaster collapsed due to flooding. https://youtu.be/P32zxQPJTnI http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12073651/18th-century-bridge-in-Tadcaster-collapses-from-flood.html

York

2009 – Fire at Minster Stoneyard. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/8435819.stm