Thursday, December 29, 2011
move from east to west of the International Date Line
, thereby skipping December 30, in order to align their time zones better with their main trading partners.ref name=washi official
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 29, 2002
Tuesday, December 29, 1998
Monday, December 29, 1997
begins to kill all the chicken
s within its territory (1.25 million) to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
Sunday, December 29, 1996
The Hacienda in Las Vegas is imploded to make way for the Mandalay Bay.
In the Indian state of Assam
, a passenger train is bombed by Bodo
separatists, killing 26.
and the leaders of the Guatemala
n National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord that ends a 36-year civil war.
Wednesday, December 29, 1993
The Congress Party gains a parliamentary majority in India after the defection of 10 Janata Dal party lawmakers.
U.S. President Bill Clinton sends 6 American warships to Haiti
, to enforce United Nations
trade sanctions against the military-led regime in that country.
Argentina passes a measure allowing President Carlos Menem and all future presidents to run for a second term. It also shortens presidential terms to 4 years and removes the requirement for the president to be Roman Catholic.
Many foreigners are murdered by rebel groups in Algeria
Wildfires in California destroy over and 700 homes.
The European Exchange Rate Mechanism is put in crisis, mainly from speculation against the French franc.
Severe floods hit South Asia, killing over 4,000 people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.
Tuesday, December 29, 1992
Brazil's president Fernando Collor de Mello is found guilty on charges that he stole more than $32 million from the government, preventing him from holding any elected office for 8 years.
Thursday, December 29, 1983
Leopold Kohr, the people of Belau, Amory and Hunter Lovins / Rocky Mountain Institute and Manfred Max-Neef / CEPAUR win the Right Livelihood Award.
Chrysler starts production on the first minivans: the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson travels to Syria to secure the release of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman, who has been in Syrian captivity since being shot down over Lebanon during a bombing mission.
Two bombs explode in France one on the Paris train kills 3 and injures 19. The other at Marseille station kills 2 and injures 34.
Kellogg's introduces "Crispix" cereal.
The meteorological El Nino phenomenon brought severe weather worldwide.
Monday, December 29, 1975
Victoria (Australia) abolishes capital punishment.
becomes the first Australian state to decriminalize homosexual acts between consenting adults.
Some members of Jehovah\'s Witnesses
, based on the group's chronology,"The Watchtower", 15 August 1968, p.494–501 "Awake!", 22 May 1969, p.15 "The Watchtower", 15 March 1980, p.17, para.5–6 believed that Armageddon
would occur in 1975 and a few of them sold their houses and businesses to prepare for the new world paradise which they believed would be created when Jesus
establishes God's Kingdom on Earth.
Friday, December 29, 1972
The "International Year of the Book" is designated by UNESCO
An extra leap second (23:59:60) is added to end the year.
The last major epidemic of smallpox in Europe breaks out in Yugoslavia.
The US ban on the pesticide DDT
Colombian looters find Ciudad Perdida but keep it a secret until the government reveals it in 1975.
The United Kingdom begin to train Special Air Service for anti-terrorist duties.
Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash off the coast of Puerto Rico while en route to deliver aid to Nicaraguan earthquake victims.
The Yellow River
dries up for the first time in known history.
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia bans the cultural organization Matica hrvatska, founded in 1842.
Worship of Norse gods is officially approved in Iceland
Wednesday, December 29, 1971
Seychelles International Airport in Victoria, Seychelles (Mahe) is completed.
The United Kingdom gives up its military bases in Malta.
sends the first ARPAnet e-mail between host computers.
Tuesday, December 29, 1970
commutes the death sentences of the Burgos Trial defendants to 30 years in prison.
Monday, December 29, 1958
Wednesday, December 29, 1937
"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck is published.
Jimmie Angel lands his plane on top of Devil's Mountain however, the plane gets damaged and he has to trek through the rainforest for help.
Italian psychiatrist Amarro Fiamberti
is the first to document a transorbital approach to the brain, which becomes the basis for the controversial medical procedure of transorbital lobotomy
Soviet industry produces about four times as much as it had in 1928.
Tuesday, December 29, 1936
Cocoa production in the Gold Coast reaches 305,000 tons.
The United Auto Workers begins the Flint Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan.
is first recognised as a medical condition.
Famine: five million die.
Saturday, December 29, 1934
Abidjan becomes the capital of the French colony of Côte d'Ivoire.
The British Committee for Relations with Other Countries, which will become the British Council
, is set up to foster cultural relations.
US Congress makes the Philippines a self-governing commonwealth and schedules independence for 1944. Sugar imports are reduced and immigration is limited to 50 Filipino people per year.
International Union of National Tourist Propaganda
Friday, December 29, 1933
A coup attempt against Franklin Delano Roosevelt fails in the United States ("see" Smedley Butler).
The United States Federal Government outlaws cannabis.
In Australia the Australian Frontier Wars ends after 145 years.
The Holodomor famine takes place in Ukraine.
The first doughnut store under the Krispy Kreme name opens in Nashville, Tennessee.
Five coalition cabinets form and fall in France.
15 million unemployed in the USA
English cricket team in Australia in 1932–33: The England cricket team wins The Ashes using the controversial bodyline tactic.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/
Turkey concludes a treaty with the creditors of the former Ottoman Empire to schedule the payments in Paris. (Turkey succeeds in clearing all the debt in less than twenty years.)
forms the "Expert Committee on Questions of Population and Racial Policy" under Reich Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick
Monday, December 29, 1930
Sunday, December 29, 1929
Saturday, December 29, 1923
The Hoda Cha'arawi Association (formerly The Egypt
ian Feminist Union) is established in Egypt
The Moderation League of New York becomes part of the movement for the repeal of prohibition in the United States.
At the International Police Conference in Vienna, the International Criminal Police (Interpol
) is set up.
Police strike in Australia.
Friday, December 29, 1911
Sun Yat-sen is elected the Provisional President of the Republic of China.
Monday, December 29, 1890
Francis Galton announces a statistical demonstration of the uniqueness and classifiability of individual human fingerprints.
English archaeologist Flinders Petrie excavates at Tell el-Hesi, Palestine (mistakenly identified as Lachish), the first scientific excavation of an archaeological site in the Holy Land, during which he discovers how tells are formed.
Friday, December 29, 1876
The Conchological Society of Great Britain Ireland is founded.
are banned from carrying swords in Japan
and their stipends are replaced by one-time grants of income-bearing bonds.
Japan brings a fleet to Incheon, the port of Seoul. The Japanese force the Korean government to sign an unequal treaty, open 3 ports to Japanese trade and cease considering itself a tributary of China. On China's urging Korea also signs treaties with the European powers in effort to counterbalance Japan.
The Clontarf Cricket Club is established. The 2008 2nd XI calls their assault on all Senior II competitions Operation 1876 in honour of this fantastic year.
Tuesday, December 29, 1874
General Martínez and Brigadier General Luís Daban
stage a "pronunciamento" at Sagunto
and proclaim Isabel's son Alfonso
as King of Spain. Subsequently the Madrid garrison follows suit and the First Spanish Republic
comes to an end.
Gold is discovered in the Black Hills.
Saturday, December 29, 1860
Britain produces 20% of the entire world's output of industrial goods.
1860ndash1900 ndash 14 million immigrants come to the USA.
China agrees in an unequal treaty
imposed on it to allow missionaries to proselytize throughout the country.
Augustana College is founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States by Scandinavian immigrants.The college moves to Paxton, Illinois, in 1862 and eventually splits into a Swedish college in Rock Island, Illinois, in 1875 and a Norwegian college in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1918.
Discovery of the chemical elements: Robert Wilhelm Bunsen discovers caesium and rubidium.
Wednesday, December 29, 1852
The semaphore line in France is superseded by the telegraph.
Taiping Rebellion: The Taiping army takes Hankou.
sugar planters bring over the first Chinese laborers on 3 or 5 year contracts, giving them 3 dollars per month plus room and board for working a 12-hour day, 6 days a week.
Monday, December 29, 1845
Tuesday, December 29, 1835
The Cachar Levy, forerunner of the Assam Rifles, is founded in India.
The Treaty of New Echota is signed between the United States Government and members of the Cherokee Nation.
word for their language changes to "français", from "françois".
English becomes the official language of India.
Edward Strutt Abdy
publishes his "Journal of a Residence and Tour in the United States of North America: From April, 1833, to October 1834".
Wednesday, December 29, 1813
War of 1812: British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York.
Russian troops reach and take Berlin without a fight after the French garrison evacuates the city.
Tuesday, December 29, 1812
War of 1812: The USS "Constitution" defeats the British frigate "Java" off the coast of Brazil.
Friday, December 29, 1690
Belgrade recaptured by Ottoman Turks from the Austrians.
An earthquake hits Anconer in the Papal States of Italy.
physicist Denis Papin
, while in Leipzig
and having observed the mechanical power of atmospheric pressure on his 'digester', builds a working model of a reciprocatingsteam engine
for pumping water, the first of its kind, though not efficient.
Tuesday, December 19, 1503 (Julianian calendar)
The pocket handkerchief comes into general use in politeEuropea
From this year until 1650, sixteen million kilograms of silver and 185,000 kilograms of gold will enter the port of Seville.
Tuesday, December 22, 1170 (Julianian calendar)
Palace guards massacre the civil officials at the Korea
n court and place a new king on the throne. The coup leaders abolish the privileges that have kept the aristocrats in power and appoint themselves to senior posts.
Sunday, December 25, 875 (Julianian calendar)
, in the central region of what is now Vietnam
, King Indravarman II founds a new dynasty at Indrapura (Quang Nam
) and initiates a building program featuring the Dong Duong Style
of Cham art.