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December 29

Events:

1170   Thomas Becket the Archbishop of Canterbury is assassinated.

1845   Texas is admitted as the 28th U.S. state.

1860   The HMS Warrior, the first British iron-clad warship, is launched.

1891   Thomas Edison patents the radio.

1911   Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.

Famous Birthdays:

1800   Charles Goodyear (Inventor and tire maker)

1808   Andrew Johnson (17th US President)

1936   Mary Tyler Moore (Actress)

1938   Jon Voight (Actor - Angelina Jolie's father)

1947   Ted Danson (Actor from Cheers)

1967   Ashleigh Banfield (TV Journalist)

1970   Kevin Weisman (Actor - TV's Alias)

1972   Jude Law (Actor)

Today in History Archive:

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