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December 29th, 2001 (December 29 2001)EventMesa Redonda shopping center fire, Lima, Peru, at least 291 killed.
December 29th, 1998 (December 29 1998)EventLeaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million.
December 29th, 1997 (December 29 1997)EventHong Kong begins to kill all the nation s chickens (1.25 million) to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
December 29th, 1996 (December 29 1996)EventGuatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
December 29th, 1992 (December 29 1992)EventFernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
December 29th, 1989 (December 29 1989)EventRiots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
December 29th, 1989 (December 29 1989)EventOn the final day of trading for the year and decade, the Japanese Nikkei 225 Average closes at an all-time high of 38,915.87.
December 29th, 1989 (December 29 1989)EventVaclav Havel is elected president of Czechoslovakia. He became the first non-Communist to attain the post in more than four decades.Vaclav Havel Quotes
December 29th, 1975 (December 29 1975)EventA bomb exploded at La Guardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
December 29th, 1972 (December 29 1972)EventAn Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed "Tristar") crashes on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101.
December 29th, 1949 (December 29 1949)EventKC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.
December 29th, 1940 (December 29 1940)EventWorld War II: In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe firebombs London, killing almost 200 civilians.
December 29th, 1939 (December 29 1939)EventFirst flight of the Consolidated B-24.
December 29th, 1937 (December 29 1937)EventThe Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
December 29th, 1934 (December 29 1934)EventJapan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
December 29th, 1930 (December 29 1930)EventSir Muhammad Iqbal s presidential address in Allahabad introduces the Two-Nation Theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
December 29th, 1911 (December 29 1911)EventSun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.
December 29th, 1911 (December 29 1911)EventMongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
December 29th, 1890 (December 29 1890)EventUnited States soldiers clash with members of the Great Sioux Nation in the Wounded Knee Massacre.
December 29th, 1876 (December 29 1876)EventThe Ashtabula River Railroad bridge disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
December 29th, 1860 (December 29 1860)EventThe first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.
December 29th, 1851 (December 29 1851)EventThe first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
December 29th, 1845 (December 29 1845)EventTexas is admitted as the 28th U.S. state.
December 29th, 1835 (December 29 1835)EventThe Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
December 29th, 1813 (December 29 1813)EventBritish soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
December 29th, 1812 (December 29 1812)EventThe USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.
December 29th, 1786 (December 29 1786)EventFrench Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
December 29th, 1778 (December 29 1778)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: 3,500 British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell captures Savannah, Georgia without firing a shot.
December 29th, 1170 (December 29 1170)EventThomas Becket: Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

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