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December 29th Major News Events

  1. 1998 Australia -- Sydney Harbour to Hobart Yacht Race
  2. 1904 Ireland -- Battle of the Boyne
  3. 1940 World War II -- London Incendiary Bombing
  4. 1972 East Germany Builds New Fence
  5. 1975 U.S.A. -- Bomb La Guardia Airport

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1998 Australia -- Sydney Harbour to Hobart Yacht Race

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

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.

1940 World War II -- London Incendiary Bombing

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.

1925 U.S.A. -- Diamond From Turkey

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

Battle between government and socialist erupted in Austria. Government forces prevailed and socialist trade unions were quelled.

1948 South Africa -- Hereo Blacks Land Seized

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

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

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

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

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.

Born This Day In History December 29th

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Andrew Johnson

Born: December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina

Died: July 31, 1875, Elizabethton, Tennessee

Known For : Andrew Johnson was Abraham Lincoln’s vice president and assumed the US presidency after Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. Johnson was the first US president to face the process of impeachment but was acquitted by the Senate. He left office in 1869. He is ranked as one of the worst due to poor leadership during the Reconstruction era. He was the first former president to become a US Senator after he left office.

Mary Tyler Moore

Born: 29th December 1936 Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Known For : Mary Tyler Moore best known for her time starring as Mary Richards in the Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977) and her role as Dick Van Dyke's wife on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966). I wonder how many also remember her role in 1969 when she starred opposite Elvis Presley as a nun in "Change of Habit" and Beth Jarrett in Ordinary People which won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama.

Ted Danson

Born: 29th December 1947 San Diego, California, U.S.

Known For : Ted Danson best known for the bar owner Sam Malone from the TV series Cheers which ran from 1982 - 1993, he also starred as Dr John Becker in the in the sucessful TV series "Becker" from 1998 - 2004. In addition to his TV shows he has been in a number of well known movies including Three Men and a Baby, Three Men and a Little Lady and Saving Private Ryan. His awards include Two Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series ( Cheers 1990 and 1993 ) .

1975 U.S.A. -- Bomb La Guardia Airport

1975 : A terrorist bomb is exploded in the main terminal of New York's LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people.

1984 India -- Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi the son of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi wins landslide election victory

1987 Nicaragua -- Truce Negotiations

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

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

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.

From 1964 Fashion Clothes Page

  • 1964 Tie Collar Dress Tie Collar Dress
    Price: $5.00
    Description Step-In dress with a smart tie-collar. Buttons to waist and has unpressed pleats. Self belt. Color combinations include light blue, deep blue, white and dark green or light olive green, dark olive green, white and peacock blue.

  • 2000 England -- Severe Weather

    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

    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

    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.

    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.

    2013 El Salvador -- Volcano Causes Evacuations

    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.

    From 1969 Fashions Page Page

    • 1969 Flippy Skirt and Jacket Flippy Skirt and Jacket
      Price: $9.00 - $13.00
      Description Flippy skirt has an eight-gore style with a no-band waistline and a back zipper for $9.00. The shaped jacket has a notched collar, leather buttons and two pockets (one that holds a printed hankie that matches a blouse of similar pattern). Both tailored separates are made of wool and nylon and come in spice brown and off-white nubby herringbone tweed with red and honey colored flecks.