DAILY DOUBLE December 29, 1876 – Only 87 of 159 passengers survive the Ashtabula train disaster when a bridge over Ashtabula creek collapses. Dozens die from the coal stove fire. Railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt dies within a week from the horror of it all.
December 29, 1925 - Paul B. "Pete" Dye is born in Urbana. He would help tend his father's 9-hole course and then go on to become the world's greatest designer of golf courses.