December 29

This Day in History

1940

Worst Air Raid on London

On the evening of December 29, 1940, London suffers its most devastating air raid when Germans firebomb the city. Hundreds of fires caused by the exploding bombs engulfed areas of London, but … (more...)

1675

"Malicious" Coffeehouses to Close

"On this day in 1675, Charles II ordered his subjects to close all coffeehouses across England, labelling them ""seminaries of sedition."" Some three thousand coffeehouses existed at the time, a … (more...)