29th December

The events happened on 29th December are :

1845 : U.S. annexation of Texas approved : The annexation of the Republic of Texas by the United States, approved by the U.S. Congress this day in 1845, sparked the Mexican War because land between the Rio Grande and the Nueces River was disputed territory.

1895 : Leander Starr Jameson launched an abortive raid into the Transvaal to overthrow the Boer government of Paul Kruger.

1890 : U.S. troops under Colonel James W. Forsyth massacred more than 200 Sioux Indians in the Battle of Wounded Knee.

1865 : Abolitionist crusader William Lloyd Garrison published the last issue of The Liberator.

1808 : Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. president and the first ever to be impeached, was born.

1743 : Hyacinthe Rigaud, one of the most prolific and successful French portrait painters of the Baroque period, died in Paris.

1170 : Knights of King Henry II of England killed the archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, in the cathedral.

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