December 29th is officially Pepper Pot Day as well as Tick Tock Day. Today is the 363rd day of the year, and there’s only 2 small days left until the end of 2021!
December 29 has had an important role in history; you’ll be amazed when you see what historical events happened on this special day in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1965, Thunderball, the fourth James Bond film, had its UK premiere? It was exceptionally successful and, adjusting for modern prices, made around $1 billion.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 29th in history!
The Ebola epidemic in Guinea was declared by The World Health Organization.
Two thousand five hundred people died over the course of two years.
The San Miguel volcano (also known as Volcán Chaparrastique) erupted in El Salvador.
San Miguel erupted at 10:30 local time and spewed ash and smoke into the sky. Thousands of people living in a 1.9 mile (3 km) radius were evacuated; there were no casualties.
The Guatemalan Civil War came to an end after 36 years of bloody conflict.
The civil war was fought between the Guatemalan government and armed leftist groups, who were supported by the nation’s indigenous Maya population. Up to 200,000 people lost their lives during the war, with countless human rights atrocities conducted by the Guatemalan government.SOURCE1965
The Supremes released “My World Is Empty Without You.”
Thunderball, the fourth James Bond film, premiered in Tokyo.
The worst German air raid of the Blitz occurred.
Over 10,000 bombs were dropped on London, including the first combustible bombs of the Blitz.
Lou Thesz beat Everett Marshall in St Louis, making him the youngest to win the National Wrestling Association World heavyweight title.
Sun Yat-sen was elected the first President of the Republic of China.
The Wounded Knee Massacre took place.
The US 7th Cavalry killed over 200 captive Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Many of the Indians had been disarmed when a rifle unintentionally went off, and the US army started shooting.
Emma Snodgrass was arrested.
Although not her first time, Emma Snodgrass was arrested in Boston for wearing pants. This was something she made a habit of doing, only to be arrested and sent home each time.
The Treaty of New Echota was signed.
A treaty between the US government and representatives of a minority Cherokee political faction relinquished all of Cherokee last east of the Mississippi River to the United States. This treaty eventually became the legal basis for the Trail of Tears.
King Henry II’s knights assassinated Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Archbishop had displeased the King by excommunicating a number of his allied bishops, so much so that King Henry uttered wishes for the Archbishop’s demise. Four knights interpreted this as a Royal order and rushed to assassinate the Archbishop in Canterbury.
Charles the Bald, King of the Franks, was crowned as Holy Roman Emperor.
It’s suggested that Charles' nickname was used ironically as he was not, in fact, bald. He was actually extremely hairy.
December 29 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
Those of you who were born on this day share the Capricorn star sign.
Capricorns are not only hard-working, but they are realistic in what they apply themselves to. Their visions are crystal clear. They know precisely what steps to take to bring that vision to fruition.
People born during December have the Blue Topaz birthstone. This icy-looking gemstone offers prosperity and fortune to the wearer while also protecting them from harm.
If you were born on December 29, it’s likely that you were conceived on April 7 in the same year.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Dylan Minnette? See what other famous people were born on this day.