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Notable Historical Events for December 29th

2007Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0.

1857Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar

1955Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13

1989Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP

1862Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman

1982Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica

1921Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada

1933Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds

1993Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment

1170Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

December 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 29th

1937Mary Tyler Moore, Bkln, actress (Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People)

1808Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)

1709Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Kolomenskoye, Moscow, tsarina of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great

1917Tom Bradley, Calvert Texas, American politician (Mayor-D-LA) (1973-1993)

1809William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94), (d. 1898)

1936Ray Nitschke, Elmwood Park Illinois, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers)

December 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 29th

1954Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (24) weds Joan Archer

1997Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

1984MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio

1984MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes

December 29th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on December 29th

2003Retired NFL quarterback John Elway (43) divorces first wife Janet Buchan after 18 years of marriage

2006NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (43) divorces Juanita Vanoy (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage

December 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 29th

1995Lita Grey, second wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies of cancer at 87

1170Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52

December 29th Deaths
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