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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 29 - The Day in History

December 29 : General Interest
1890: U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee

On this day in 1890, in the final chapter of America's long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota... read more


American Revolution
1778 : British capture Savannah, Georgia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-capture-savannah-georgia

Automotive
1989 : Actor Christian Slater arrested for drunk driving
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/actor-christian-slater-arrested-for-drunk-driving

Civil War
1862 : Union is thwarted at the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-chickasaw-bluffs

Cold War
1956 : United States prepares new strategic plan for Middle East
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-prepares-new-strategic-plan-for-middle-east

Crime
1985 : The "Railway Rapist" commits his first murder
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-railway-rapist-commits-his-first-murder

Disaster
1876 : Bridge collapses in Ohio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bridge-collapses-in-ohio

General Interest
1170 : The making of an English martyr
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-making-of-an-english-martyr
1845 : Texas enters the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/texas-enters-the-union
1940 : Worst air raid on London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/worst-air-raid-on-london

Hollywood
1947 : Cheers star Ted Danson born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cheers-star-ted-danson-born

Literary
1916 : Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-young-man-is-published

Music
1957 : Pat Boone earns second #1 hit with "April Love"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pat-boone-earns-second-1-hit-with-quotapril-lovequot

Old West
1890 : U.S. Army massacres Sioux at Wounded Knee
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-army-massacres-sioux-at-wounded-knee

Presidential
1808 : Andrew Johnson is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/andrew-johnson-is-born

Sports
1878 : Cuban professional baseball league holds first game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cuban-professional-baseball-league-holds-first-game

Vietnam War
1962 : Saigon announces success of strategic hamlet program
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/saigon-announces-success-of-strategic-hamlet-program
1966 : Johnson Administration responds to Harrison Salisbury's charges
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-administration-responds-to-harrison-salisburys-charges

World War I
1915 : French government gives land for British war cemeteries
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-government-gives-land-for-british-war-cemeteries

World War II
1940 : Germans raid London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-raid-london


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