December 29 is the 363rd day of the year. There are two days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1845 – In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, the United States annexes the Republic 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 28th U.S. state.
+ 1851 – The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
+ 1890 – Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota killed by the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment.
( Births )
+ 1808 – Andrew Johnson, American general and politician, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
+ 1917 – Tom Bradley, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)
+ 1936 – Mary Tyler Moore, American actress and producer (d. 2017)
+ 1936 – Ray Nitschke, American football player (d. 1998)
+ 1938 – Jon Voight, American actor and producer
+ 1947 – Ted Danson, American actor and producer
+ 1963 – Sean Payton, American football player and coach