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1993Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment

1857Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar

1170Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

1989Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP

1862Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman

1933Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds

1982Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica

1955Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13

1921Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada

2007Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0.

December 29th Historical Events
Date Event
1170
Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church. 
1503
Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France 
1539
St Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning 
1541
Isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu 
1558
Charles V, German Emperor, buried 
1705
Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris 
1708
Great Alliance occupies Gent 
1778
English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia 
1782
1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston 
1786
French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked 
1812
The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle. 
1813
British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812 
1835
The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States. 
1837
Canadian militia destroy Caroline, a US steamboat docked at Buffalo 
1837
Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine 
1841
King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon 
1845
Texas admitted as 28th state 
1848
Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration) 
1851
1st American Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) chapter opened in Boston Massachusetts. 
1852
Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants 
1857
Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar 
1860
The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched. 
1862
Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman 
1862
Bowling ball invented 
1864
Fire Dept celebrates 1st annual ball 
1867
1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY 
1876
11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die 
1885
Gottlieb Daimler patents 1st bike (Germany) 
1890
US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD 
1891
Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio) 
1895
Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg 
1899
English fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up 
1900
General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia 
1903
French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari 
1906
Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906) 
1908
Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc 
1911
Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins 
1911
SF Symphony formed 
1911
Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China. 
1911
Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty. 
1913
1st movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago 
1920
The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations 
1920
Yugoslav government bans communist party 
1921
Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada 
1922
Dutch Constitution proclaimed 
1922
Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage 
1926
Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index 
1926
Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs 
1929
Police arrest Sukarno & 100s PNI-leaders 
1930
Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans 
1931
Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey 
1931
Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW 
1933
Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds 
1934
1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden) 
1934
Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma," premieres in Madrid 
1934
Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930 
1937
2nd Irish constitution comes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie 
1937
Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St Louis, to become wrestling champ 
1937
Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service 
1938
Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins 
1939
First flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber prototype 
1940
Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II) 
1940
NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14 
1944
Belgian nazi Leon Degrelle at default to the death sentenced 
1944
Gen Eisenhowers train returns to Versailles 
1947
Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine 
1948
"Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances 
1948
Canada recognizes Israel 
1948
US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit 
1949
1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct) 
1949
Hungary nationalized its industries 
1951
Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal 
1952
1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY) 
1954
Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being 
1955
Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13 
1957
Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game 
1957
Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas 
1958
Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game 
1958
TV soap "Young Dr Malone" debuts 
1959
Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial," premieres in NYC 
1962
Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days 
1963
52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2) 
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" 
1965
54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1) 
1966
Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass) 
1967
Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs 
1967
Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus 
1968
Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game 
1968
Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes 
1968
NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game 
1969
NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause 
1972
Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101 
1972
Life magazine ceases publication 
1972
Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG 
1972
President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O Bradaigh is arrested and held under new legislation in Republic of Ireland 
1974
Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC 
1975
11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC 
1977
Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in NYC 
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, v England at the MCG 
1979
Red Army beats NY Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum 
1980
Shuttle STS-1 moves from Vandenberg AFB to Launch Complex 39A 
1982
Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica 
1982
Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins) 
1983
Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* v WI 
1983
Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG 
1983
US announced withdrawal from UNESCO 
1984
5th United Negro College Fund 
1984
Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period 
1984
Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections 
1988
Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum 
1988
Victorian Post Office Museum in Australia closes 
1989
Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show 
1989
Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia 
1989
Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP 
1989
Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees. 
1991
"Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 14 perfs 
1991
12th United Negro College Fund 
1991
Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei 
1992
Gov Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr killer) clemency 
1993
Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment 
1993
Todd Bridges arrested for transporting methamphetamine (speed) 
1994
B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed 
1994
Bangladesh government of Zia resigns 
1994
Last Dutch electro-magnetic telephone exchange shuts down 
1994
Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG 
1996
"Dreams & Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC 
1996
"Skylight" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 
1996
"Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC 
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 
1998
Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million. 
2001
Mesa Redonda shopping center fire, Lima, Peru, at least 291 killed. 
2007
Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0. 
2012
200 people are executed by the Syrian army in Homs 
2012
21 security personnel are killed by Pakistani Taliban near Peshawar 
2012
5 people are killed in a Tupolev Tu-204 plane crash in Moscow 
2013
The volcano, Chaparrastique,  erupts in El Salvador 
2013
16 people are killed and 40 are wounded by a suicide bomb attack at Volgograd-1 railway station, Russia 
2015
Fugitive 'affluenza' teen captured in Mexico 
2015
Blast kills 14 people; Pakistani Taliban faction claims responsibility 
2016
Bid for Access to Amazon Echo Audio in Murder Case Raises Privacy Concerns 
2016
Obama Designates Two New National Monuments, Protecting 1.35 Million Acres 
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