On This Day: December 29th
This is 364th day of the year and 2 days remain in the year.
Texas became the 28th state in the United States.
The first Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) opened in Boston.
The Constitution of Ireland, changing the Irish Free State into Eire, went into effect.
During World War II, Germany began dropping incendiary bombs on London.
A peace agreement was signed, ending 36 years of conflict in Guatemala.
December 29 BirthdaysAndrew Johnson
1808–1875, 17th President of the United States
William "Billy" Mitchellaviator, soldier
Vera Brittainnovelist, poet
Pablo Casalsvirtuoso cellist
Mary Tyler Mooreactress
Charles Goodyearinvented vulcanized rubber
Jon Voightactor, director, writer