December 29: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1835 - The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
- 1845 - In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, United States annexes theRepublic of Texas, following the manifest destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28thU.S. state.
- 1851 - The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1937 - The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
- 1959 - Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom", which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology.
- Famous Birthdays: Charles Goodyear (American inventor), Andrew Johnson (American politician, 17th President of the United States), Carl Ludwig (German physician), Pau Casals (Catalan cellist and conductor), Shlomo Venezia (Greek-Italian author and holocaust survivor)
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