Thursday, December 29, 2016

History for December 29

History for December 29 -
Charles Goodyear 1800, Andrew Johnson 1808, William Gladstone 1809

Mary Tyler Moore 1936 - Actress, Jon Voight 1938 - Actor, Ted Danson 1947 - Actor ("Cheers")

1170 - St. Thomas à Becket, the 40th archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in his own cathedral by four knights acting on Henry II's orders.

1845 - U.S. President James Polk and signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States.

1848 - U.S. President James Polk turned on the first gas light at the White House.

1851 - The first American Young Men's Christian Association was organized, in Boston, MA.

1911 - Sun Yat-sen became the first president of a republican China.

1934 - Japan renounced the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.

1940 - During World War II, Germany began dropping incendiary bombs on London.

1972 - Following 36 years of publication, the last weekly issue of "LIFE" magazine hit the newsstands. The magazine later became a monthly publication.

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