A to Z This Day in World History | December 29th

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Here are some major historical events that happened on December 29th:

1845: The United States annexes the Republic of Texas, which had gained independence from Mexico in 1836.

1890: The Wounded Knee Massacre occurs in South Dakota, USA, marking the end of the Indian Wars on the American frontier.

1934: Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930, leading to an arms race and increasing tensions in the Pacific.

1940: During World War II, the Second London Naval Treaty is signed by the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, regulating submarine warfare and limiting ship tonnage.

1972: Eastern Air Lines Flight 401, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, crashes in the Florida Everglades, resulting in 101 fatalities.

1975: A bomb explosion at LaGuardia Airport in New York City kills 11 people.

1989: Czech writer and dissident Vaclav Havel is elected president of Czechoslovakia, marking the end of 41 years of Communist rule.

1992: Fernando Collor de Mello, the first democratically elected president of Brazil in 29 years, resigns amidst corruption charges.

2001: A fire at the Mesa Redonda shopping center in Lima, Peru, kills at least 291 people and injures more than 200 others.

2003: The fourth-largest inland oil spill in U.S. history occurs when a storage tank ruptures in the town of Lockhart, Texas, releasing approximately 460,000 gallons of crude oil.

These events span different time periods and regions, reflecting the diversity of historical occurrences on December 29th.

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