About January 29

January 29, 2022 is the 29th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 336 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 3 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.
  • 1856
    Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
  • 1861
    Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
  • 1863
    Bear River Massacre.
  • 1891
    Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
  • 1916
    World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
  • 1936
    The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1943
    The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.

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