What are the important events that happened on December 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 29 is the 364th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 2 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 16, 2016 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 411,936 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectahexacontatetragon’ day.

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Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 30 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,469 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 29 Historical Events

  • 1786
    French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convened.
  • 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.
  • 1835
    The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
  • 1851
    The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1876
    The Ashtabula River Railroad bridge disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
  • 1911
    Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
  • 1930
    Sir Muhammad Iqbal’s presidential address in Allahabad introduces the Two-Nation Theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
  • 1959
    The Lisbon Metro begins operation.
  • 1996
    Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
  • 1997
    Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation’s 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.

Who were born on December 29?

  • 1809
    William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1898)
  • 1870
    Albert Amrhein, German rugby player (death year unknown)
  • 1896
    David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (d. 1974)
  • 1921
    Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
  • 1953
    Gali Atari, Israeli singer and actress
  • 1956
    Fred MacAulay, Scottish comedian
  • 1960
    Matthew Kandegas, American Painter
  • 1976
    Filip Kuba, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Katherine Moennig, American actress
  • 1985
    Cho Cho Cheng, Chinese American fashion designer

Who died on December 29?

  • 1563
    Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)
  • 1661
    Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
  • 1894
    Christina Rossetti, English poet (b. 1830)
  • 1916
    Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk (b. 1869)
  • 1941
    Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (b. 1873)
  • 1960
    Eden Phillpotts, British writer (b. 1862)
  • 1967
    Paul Whiteman, American musician and conductor (b. 1890)
  • 1980
    Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)
  • 1996
    Mireille Hartuch, French singer and actress (b. 1906)
  • 2009
    Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People’s Republic of China (b. 1956)

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