29th December

Born on this day 29th December
1800 Charles Goodyear
1908 Dr Magnus Pyke
1911 Klaus Fuchs
1928 Bernard Cribbins
1937 Mary Tyler Moore
1938 Jon Voight
1938 Harvey Smith
1946 Marianne Faithful
1946 Ted Danson
1947 Cozy Powell
1972 Jude Law

Music
1930 Radio Luxembourg received permission to start broadcasting
1976 Rod Stewart was at No.1 with ‘Tonight’s The Night(Gonna Be Alright)’
1982 A Bob Marley postage stamp was issued in Jamaica

Sport
1988 Ryder Cup golf captain Tony Jacklin married Astrid Waagen in Gibraltar

People & Showbiz
1983 Princess Caroline married Stefano Casiraghiin Monte Carlo

General Events
1860 HMS Warrior, Britain’s first sea-going iron-clad warship was launched at Blackwall. At the time it was the world’s largest warship and was said to have cost £239,640 0s.3d. to build
1890 The Battle of Wounded Knee, the last conflict between Red Indians and US troops, took place in South Dakota, with 200 of Chief Big Foot’s Sioux Indians massacred by the 7th Cavalry
1914 The first Zeppelin appeared over the British coast
1937 The Irish Republic changed its name to Eire

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