On December 29, 1890, the Battle of Wounded Knee at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota resulted in the deaths of 146 Sioux men, women & children.
The “last battle of the Indian wars” was a consequence of the “Ghost Dance Movement” in which the Sioux hoped to restore their traditional way of life.
The 7th Cavalry surrounded a band of warriors under Chief Big Foot whose corpse was left in the frozen snow.
Chief Big Foot
Wounded Knee, South Dakota
On December 29, 1808, President Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Johnson was Governor of Tennessee (1853-1857) & US Senator (1857-1864) before becoming Lincoln’s Vice-President.
Andrew Johnson became the 1st President to be impeached although he was found not guilty by the US Senate in 1868.
Andrew Johnson died in 1875 & was buried in Greeneville, Tennessee.
On December 29, 1845,
TEXAS became the 28th State.
On December 29, 1940, the German air force bombed the city of LONDON.
The air raid resulted in 3600 British deaths as well as destruction of many historic buildings.