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 This day in History - December 29
328 Historic Events for December 29
1940

Ed Buce, Keiser Ar, country singer (Texas)

Birth
1940

Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)

Birth
1940

NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14

Event
1940

Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)

Event
1941

Ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)

Birth
1942

Jerry Summers, rocker

Birth
1942

Frank D Adams, Canadian geologist, dies at 83

Death
1943

William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum), dies at 75

Death
1943

JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)

Birth
1944

Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)

Birth
1944

Gen Eisenhowers train returns to Versailles

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1944

Belgian nazi L‚on Degrelle at default to the death sentenced

Event
1945

Adje Roland, Dutch disc-jockey

Birth
1946

Laffit Pincay Jr, jockey (Ky Derby 1984, Belmont 1982-84, Swale)

Birth
1946

Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, vocalist (Money)

Birth
1946

Paul Trible, (Sen-R-Va)

Birth
1947

Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/general, dies at 78

Death
1947

Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine

Event
1947

Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)

Birth
1947

Ted Danson, SD Calif, actor (Sam Malone-Cheers, 3 Men and a Baby)

Birth
1948

"Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances

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1948

US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit

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1948

Canada recognizes Israel

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1949

Syed Kirmani, cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer)

Birth
1949

Hungary nationalized its industries

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