About January 29

January 29, 2020 is the 29th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 337 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 380 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 29

  • 904
    Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
  • 1676
    Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1814
    France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
  • 1819
    Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore.
  • 1834
    US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
  • 1845
    “The Raven” is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
  • 1850
    Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
  • 1861
    Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
  • 1886
    Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
  • 1900
    The American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams.
  • 1916
    World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
  • 1918
    Ukrainian-Soviet War: An armed uprising organized by the Bolsheviks in anticipation of the encroaching Red Army begins at the Kiev Arsenal, which will be put down six days later.
  • 1936
    The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1940
    Three trains on the Sakurajima Line, in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. 181 people are killed.
  • 1967
    The “ultimate high” of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.
  • 1985
    Final recording session of We Are The World, by the supergroup USA for Africa.
  • 1987
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1998
    In Birmingham, Alabama, a bomb explodes at an abortion clinic, killing one and severely wounding another. Serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph is suspected as the culprit.
  • 2001
    Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
  • 2005
    The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight lands in Beijing.

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