Historical Events for 29th December 2019

1539 – St Jacob’s Church burns after being hit by lightning
1705 – Prosper Jolyot’s “Idomenée,” premieres in Paris
1841 – King and Grand Duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
1926 – Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras’ work on the index
1934 – Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Yerma” premieres in Madrid
1937 – Constitution of Ireland (Irish: Bunreacht na hÉireann) is enacted and Irish free state is named Eire
1962 – British driver Graham Hill wins the South African Grand Prix at Prince George Circuit in a BRM; takes out his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 12 points from Scotsman Jim Clark
1982 – Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
1989 – Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
1991 – 12th United Negro College Fund

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