December 29, 1890 Wounded Knee, South Dakota U.S. forces fire upon a group of disarmed Lakota natives, killing approximately 300 including women and children The U.S. Army had recently met with the Lakota and had escorted them around 5 miles to Wounded Knee where they made camp. On December 29, the Army attempted to disarm… Continue reading Wounded Knee massacre
From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published December 29, 1936 Tuskegee, Alabama Logan, West Virginia "Only" 9 lynches were reported for the year, down from a 3-year average of 21 per year. A woman shot and killed an "unwelcome visitor" in her home when he would not leave.
December 29, 1170 Kent, Kingdom of England Thomas of Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated by knights, his head cut open with swords until "the blood white with brain ... dyed the floor of the cathedral" In 1163, a Canon was accused of murder. The Church at the time had the power over its clergy… Continue reading Archbishop hacked by knights until “the blood white with brain … dyed the floor of the cathedral”