1930, 29 December
Tombs of the third dynasty Egyptian kings are excavated at Ur.
1952, 29 December
A coelacanth, once thought to have been extinct for 75 million years, is caught off the Comoros and sent to scientists in South Africa.
1992, 29 December
President Daniel Torotich arap Moi wins the first multi-party elections held in Kenya for 26 years.