About January 29

January 29, 2021 is the 29th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 336 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 14 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.
  • 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: The Bolshevik Red Army, on its way to besiege Kiev, is met by a small group of military students at the Battle of Kruty.
  • 1936
    The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1963
    The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.
  • 1996
    La Fenice, Venice’s opera house, is destroyed by fire.
  • 2002
    In his State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush describes “regimes that sponsor terror” as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

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