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

  • 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.
  • 1845
    “The Raven” is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
  • 1861
    Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
  • 1863
    Bear River Massacre.
  • 1886
    Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
  • 1891
    Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
  • 1900
    The American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
  • 1949
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1963
    The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1989
    Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so
  • 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.
  • 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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