About December 29

December 29, 2024 is the 364th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 2 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Capricorn is the sun 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 31 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 29

  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: 3,000 British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell capture Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1786
    French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convened.
  • 1813
    British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the 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.
  • 1845
    In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, United States annexes the Mexican state of Texas, following the Manifest Destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.
  • 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.
  • 1890
    United States soldiers kill more than 200 Oglala Lakota people with four Hotchkiss guns in the Wounded Knee Massacre.
  • 1911
    Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
  • 1911
    Sun Yat-sen becomes the provisional President of the Republic of China; he formally takes office on January 1, 1912.
  • 1934
    Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
  • 1937
    The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
  • 1940
    World War II: In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, killing almost 200 civilians.
  • 1959
    Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”, which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology.
  • 1959
    The Lisbon Metro begins operation.
  • 1972
    An Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed Tristar) crashes on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101.
  • 1975
    A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    A fire at the Mesa Redonda shopping center in Lima, Peru, kills at least 291.

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