December 29 in Pop Culture History
|December 29th is…
Pepper Pot Day
Tick Tock Day
Still Need to Do Day
1170 – Archbishop Thomas Becket was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights under orders from King Henry II of England.
1851 – The first American YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) opened in Boston, Massachusetts.
1890 – The US Cavalry killed 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.
1896 – “Lava” soap was trademarked by William Waltke & Co. of St. Louis, Missouri.
1916 – James Joyce’s book Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was published.
1927 – Krakatoa began a volcanic eruption on the seafloor. It had been quiet since its 1883 eruption.
1952 – The first transistor hearing aid went on sale, the model 1010, manufactured by the Sonotone Corporation
1959 – Physicist Richard Feynman gave a speech entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” which brought in the concept on nanotechnology.
1973 – #1 Hit December 29, 1973 – January 11, 1974: Jim Croce – Time in a Bottle
1982 – Surround Sound was introduced for home use by Dolby.
1995 – Mr. Holland’s Opus, Dead Man Walking and 12 Monkeys were released in theaters.