December 29: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on December 29 throughout history. Capricorn is the zodiac sign for December 29. Jude Law (1972), Laurent Gerra (1967), and Katherine Moennig were all born on this day (1977).


(December 29, 1808)
Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth President of the United States and the first to be impeached, was born. photo source:


(December 29, 1895)
The United States' annexation of the Republic of Texas, approved by the United States Congress on this day in 1845, ignited the Mexican War due to disputed area between the Rio Grande and the Nueces River. photo source:

(December 29, 1997)
As a precaution against the spread of a potentially lethal influenza strain, Hong Kong has begun to slaughter the city's 1.25 million hens. photo source:

(December 29, 2020)
Pierre Cardin, a pioneer in the design of men's high fashion, died at the age of 98. photo source:

(December 29, 2020)
Joe Louis Clark, American educator (b. 1937).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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