2021 December

December 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 29

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!

Those of you who were born on this day share the Capricorn star sign.

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!

What Happened On December 29 In History?

2015

The Ebola epidemic in Guinea was declared by World Health Organization.

2,500 people died over the course of 2 years.
2013

Chaparrastique volcano erupted in El Salvador. Thousands of people were evacuated and there were no casualties.

1965

The Supremes released “My World is Empty Without You.”

1965

Thunderball, the fourth James Bond film, premiered in Tokyo.

1940

The worst German air raid of the Blitz occurred.

Over 10,000 bombs dropped on London, including the first combustible bombs of the Blitz.
1937

Lou Thesz beat Everett Marshall in St Louis, making him the youngest to win the National Wrestling Association World heavyweight title.

1911

Sun Yat-sen was elected the first President of the Republic of China.

OTD in 1911: Sun Yat-sen was elected the first President of the Republic of China.
1890

The Wounded Knee Massacre took place.

OTD in 1890: 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.
1852

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.
1835

The Treaty of New Echota was signed.

A treaty between the US government and representatives of a minority Cherokee political faction, this treaty relinquished all of Cherokee last east of the Mississippi River, to the United States. This treaty eventually became legal basis for the Trail of Tears.
875

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.

Did you know that on this day, December 29th 1965, Thunderball, the fourth James Bond film, had its UK premiere?