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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining December 29. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is December 29 so important!

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Top 10 December 29 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Samoa never had a December 30, 2011 because they moved from the eastern side of the international dateline to the western side on December 29, therefore skipping a day. Employers were still required to pay their staff for December 30 even though it never existed.

  2. On December 29, 1566 he fought a duel while a student at the University of Rostock in Germany.

  3. Dumbo was so popular that Time planned its December 29, 1941 cover to be his portrait, touting Dumbo as “Mammal of the Year”. But following Pearl Harbor he was replaced by "General Douglas MacArthur of the Philippines”

  4. Don Gorske, the man featured in Super Size Me who has eaten a Big Mac every day since 1972, still eats a Big Mac every day. In December 2016 he ate his 29,000th Big Mac.

  5. About the Murder of Muriel McKay, she was an Australian woman who was kidnapped on 29 December 1969, and presumed murdered soon after. She was married to Alick McKay, then Rupert Murdoch's deputy, and targeted after being confused with Murdoch's then wife, Anna Murdoch

  6. A number of Japanese soldiers refused to believe or were otherwise unaware that Japan had surrendered in WW2. The longest holdout finally surrendered in December 1974. 29 years after the war was officially over.

  7. The first African American governor, named Pinckney Pinchback, was elected in Louisiana and only served for 15 days, from December 29, 1872, to January 13, 1873.

  8. Michael Jordan and his ex-wife Juanita's divorce is the most expensive divorce in sports history. It was finalised on December 29, 2006. Juanita received a $168 million settlement (equivalent to $200 million in 2016).

  9. On December 29, 1913 Cecil B. DeMille shot the first foot of Hollywood film in a barn on a dirt road called Vine Street. The movie was the Squaw Man which became a huge hit. (They were going to shoot it in Flagstaff, AZ but it was raining.)

  10. Since December, 29 racehorses have died at the Santa Anita Track in Los Angeles, CA

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Interesting definitions that can be fact checked.

The isalnd of Samoa never had a December 30, 2011 because they changed their timezone. They moved from the eastern side of the international dateline to the western side on December 29 therefore skipping a day.

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On Samoa there is no 30 december. When 29 ends it is followed by 31 dec.

What Important Events Happened on December 29?

The Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, has been treating more than 70% of its poor cancer patients for free . Run entirely on charitable donations, the hospital plans to open its second branch in Peshawar, Pakistan on its 21st anniversary (December 29, 2015).

NASA's Cassini spacecraft on December 29, 2000, during its closest approach to the giant planet at a distance of approximately 10 million Km took the very first true color mosaic pictures of Jupiter. Till date it is the most detailed global color portrait of Jupiter ever produced.

Writing on the wall: Word of the day for December 29, 2016

The Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, has been treating more than 70% of its poor cancer patients . Run entirely on charitable donations, the hospital plans to open its second branch in Peshawar, Pakistan on its 21st anniversary (December 29, 2015).

According to the 22.3 year rule from the South Park episode 'Jared Has Aides', it will become okay to joke about the September 11 attacks on December 29, 2023.