12/29/2018 12:01:00 AM Today In History - December 29
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1170 Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; 1862 Confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman at the Battle of Chichasaw Bayou; and in 1967 Star Trek’s “Trouble With Tribbles” first aired.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
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.
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.
1862 - Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman
1948 - US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
1955 - Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13
1967 - Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
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.
1709 - Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Kolomenskoye, Moscow, tsarina of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great
1721 - Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
1800 - Charles Goodyear, New Haven Connecticut, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)
17th US President Andrew Johnson17th US President Andrew Johnson (1808) 1808 - Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)
1917 - Tom Bradley, Calvert Texas, American politician (Mayor-D-LA) (1973-1993)
1921 - Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
1932 - Inga Swenson, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Gretchen-Benson)
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