December 29th
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1998 Australia Sydney Harbour to Hobart Yacht Race December 29th , 1998 : Huge 40ft waves during the 630 nautical mile (1167km) race from Sydney Harbour to Hobart on Tasmania has decimated the fleet of yachts taking part leaving at least six missing feared dead . Find More What happened in 1998

1904 Ireland Battle of the Boyne December 29th , 1904 : The area of Ireland where the battle of the Boyne had been fought was up for sale to whoever had the cash. It lay on the east coast of Ireland three miles from Drogheda. The battle was fought on July 1st, 1699 and Ireland under James II was defeated by William III of England.

1925 U.S.A. Diamond From Turkey Dec. 29th , 1925 : In New Orleans a Mrs. Premos was putting together a turkey dinner for Christmas when she found a diamond in the neck of the turkey. The gem was worth thousands of dollars.

1934 Austria Trade Unions Dec. 29th , 1934 : Battle between government and socialist erupted in Austria. Government forces prevailed and socialist trade unions were quelled.

1940 World War II London Incendiary Bombing Dec. 29th , 1940 : Germany began dropping incendiary bombs on London causing Hundreds of fires throughout the city with Londoners filling the subway stations and underground shelters until the all clear sometime after midnight.


1948 South Africa Hereo Blacks Land Seized Dec. 29th , 1948 : Rev. Michael Guthrie Scott, who lived in South Africa, besieged the United Nations for justice regarding 30,000 Hereo blacks who had their land and rights taken away. Rev. Scott got sympathy from the U.N., but did not get any concrete action on behalf of the Hereos.

1954 India Prime Minister Nehru Dec. 29th , 1954 : Communists in southern India were gaining popularity while Prime Minister Nehru was clinging to power. Congress almost lost control of Travancore-Cochin state but backed the socialist party to maintain control over 10 million Indians. In the end congress withdrew support for the socialists.

1967 Soviet Union Space Defense Program Dec. 29th , 1967 : A Soviet anti-satellite missile was anticipated by the U.S. military because 35% of the Soviet defense allotment was spent on space defense and the technological breakthrough for anti-satellite missiles was expected soon.

1972 Germany East Germany Builds New Fence Dec. 29th , 1972 : Aspirations that the wall between East and West Germany might come down had been dashed. East Germany was constructing a new fence with strong steel attached to pillars of concrete. Both sides of Germany were expected to join the United Nations, but would be on the opposite side of issues.

1975 England Sex Discrimination and Equal Pay Act Dec. 29th , 1975 : The Sex Discrimination and Equal Pay Acts comes into force which will prevent women being paid less than their male counterparts for doing the same job.



1975 U.S.A. Bomb La Guardia Airport December 29th , 1975 : A terrorist bomb is exploded in the main terminal of New York's LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people.

1984 India Rajiv Gandhi Dec. 29th , 1984 : Rajiv Gandhi the son of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi wins landslide election victory

1987 Nicaragua Truce Negotiations December 29th , 1987 : Cardinal Miguel Obanda and Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega were to meet and negotiate a possible truce between American backed Contra insurgents and Ortega’s Sandinista government.

1998 Cambodia Khmer Rouge Dec. 29th , 1998 : Khmer Rouge leaders who had ruled from 1975 to 1979 under the leadership of Pol Pot, apologized for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed 1 million lives.

1999 Israel Prime Minister Ehud Barak Dec. 29th , 1999 : Prime Minister Ehud Barak was fighting to keep his coalition government together. The Shas party made up of ultra-orthodox Jews represented a sizeable part of the government and demanded millions of dollars for their scandal-rocked private schools.

2000 England Severe Weather Dec. 29th , 2000 : Severe weather including widespread snow and arctic cold conditions wreaks havoc on roads, rail and air services across the UK.

2006 Denmark New Years Eve Tradition Dec. 29th , 2006 : In Denmark there existed a different tradition that the people celebrate at New Years. They throw dishes at the houses of their friends. All year the old dishes are collected for this occasion. If you have a lot of broken dishes by your house you have a lot of friends.

2007 United States The world’s oldest orangutan dies aged 55 Dec. 29th , 2007 : A 55-year-old Sumatran orangutan, thought to be the world's oldest in captivity or in the wild, has died at a zoo in the US. Nonja, who had been resident at the Miami Metro Zoo since 1983, was found by her keepers on Saturday morning. Experts said a brain tumour or aneurysm was the likely cause of death. 'She was a grande dame and I think she knew it,' said one of the zoo officials, adding that most orangutans died before reaching their mid-40s.
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Russia 2011 Russia Caviar Found in St. Petersburg Morgue 29th December, 2011 : Russian authorities discovered a large amount of a rare caviar being stored in a morgue in St. Petersburg. A business man and morgue attendant were arrested over the incident but claimed that the caviar was being kept for a personal new year's celebration.



El Salvador
2013 El Salvador Volcano Causes Evacuations

29th December, 2013 : The Chaparrastique volcano in eastern El Salvador began erupting, forcing thousands of people to evacuate the area as smoke and ash billowed into the air. Shelters were being made to accommodate the 5,000 people thought to live within the evacuation area.