About January 29

January 29, 2024 is the 29th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 337 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 12 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 29

  • 1676
    Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 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
  • 1863
    Bear River Massacre.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    Three trains on the Sakurajima Line, in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. 181 people are killed.
  • 1943
    The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
  • 1944
    In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
  • 1944
    World War II: Approximately 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
  • 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.
  • 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
    President Jacques Chirac announces a “definitive end” to French nuclear weapons testing.
  • 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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