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    What happened on January 29

    • January 29, 0904 Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.

    • January 29, 1574 Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet

    • January 29, 1587 Deventer & Zutphen surrender to Spain

    • January 29, 1613 Galileo observes Neptune but fails to recognize what he sees

    • January 29, 1676 Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.

    • January 29, 1732 Paris churchyard Saint-M‚dard closed after Jansenistic ritual

    • January 29, 1788 Australia Day

    • January 29, 1796 "In Toronto, Yonge Street officially opened, running from the town of York up to Lake Simcoe"

    • January 29, 1802 John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress

    • January 29, 1814 France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.

    • January 29, 1820 "King George III of England, blind and insane, dies at Windsor Castle."

    • January 29, 1820 "UK hist Accession of George IV, previously Prince Regent"

    • January 29, 1834 US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.

    • January 29, 1839 Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood

    • January 29, 1845 "Edgar Allen Poe's ""The Raven"" first published (New York City NY)"

    • January 29, 1848 Sicily accepts new Constitution (choose parliament/freedom of press)

    • January 29, 1850 Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate

    • January 29, 1856 Victoria Cross established to acknowledge bravery by the British Government

    • January 29, 1860 American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX

    • January 29, 1861 Kansas becomes the 34th US state

    • January 29, 1863 Battle at Bear River WA US Army vs Indians

    • January 29, 1864 Battle of Moorefield WV (Rosser's Raid)

    • January 29, 1872 Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina

    • January 29, 1879 "Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana established"

    • January 29, 1884 UK hist Appearance of the first 'fascicle' [from 'A' to 'ant'] of Oxford English Dictionary (full Dictionary not completed until 1928)

    • January 29, 1886 "The first successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe"

    • January 29, 1891 "Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch."

    • January 29, 1895 "King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed"

    • January 29, 1896 Emile Grubbe is first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer

    • January 29, 1897 "Ishbel, Lady Aberdeen, wife of the Governor General, helps found the Victorian Order of Nurses at the request of the National Council of Women"

    • January 29, 1900 "Boers under Joubert beat English at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed"

    • January 29, 1900 "Queen Victoria gives assent July 9 to the Commonwealth of Australia Bill,"

    • January 29, 1900 "The American Baseball League, composed of eight teams, is organized in Philadelphia."

    • January 29, 1903 Dutch railroad workers strike

    • January 29, 1914 U.S. Marines land in Haiti to protect U.S. consulate

    • January 29, 1916 The first bombings of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place

    • January 29, 1916 World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.

    • January 29, 1917 English submarine K13 leaves Gaire Loch

    • January 29, 1919 Secretary of state proclaims the 18th amendment (prohibition)

    • January 29, 1920 Walt Disney starts first job as an artist; $40 week with Kansas City Slide Co

    • January 29, 1921 Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon

    • January 29, 1922 "Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved"

    • January 29, 1923 "The first flight of the autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain)"

    • January 29, 1924 "Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland"

    • January 29, 1925 British Liberals choose David Lloyd George as party leader

    • January 29, 1927 4th German government of Marx forms

    • January 29, 1929 Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization forms

    • January 29, 1932 "Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide"

    • January 29, 1933 German President von Hindenburg appoints Hitler chancellor

    • January 29, 1936 The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

    • January 29, 1940 "Three gasoline multiple units carrying factory workers crash and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi station, Yumesaki Line (Nishinari Line), Osaka, Japan, killing at least 181 people and injuring at least 92."

    • January 29, 1942 German & Italian troops occupy Benghazi

    • January 29, 1942 Peru & Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determination)

    • January 29, 1943 Battle of Wau in New Guinea starts

    • January 29, 1943 New Zealand's Kiwi cruiser collides with Japanese sub I-1 at Guadalcanal

    • January 29, 1943 "The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers."

    • January 29, 1944 285 German bombers attack London

    • January 29, 1944 "HMS Spartan sunk a 5.25in-armed ""Bellona"" class AA cruiser. Lost off Anzio, Italy"

    • January 29, 1944 "In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid bombing"

    • January 29, 1944 USS Missouri the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy is launched.

    • January 29, 1944 "World War II: About 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland."

    • January 29, 1946 The racing schooner Bluenose sinks after striking a reef off Haiti

    • January 29, 1949 "Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland recognize Israel"

    • January 29, 1951 Liz Taylor's first divorce (Conrad Hilton Jr)

    • January 29, 1953 The first movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres

    • January 29, 1958 Movie actor Paul Newman and actress Joanne Woodward are married.

    • January 29, 1958 "Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming"

    • January 29, 1959 "Sleeping Beauty, an animated feature produced by Walt Disney based upon a fairy tale, is released."

    • January 29, 1959 "Walt Disney's ""Sleeping Beauty"" released"

    • January 29, 1960 Number one hit on UK music charts - Michael Holliday - Starry Eyed

    • January 29, 1963 Poet Robert Frost dies in Boston at age 88.

    • January 29, 1963 "The first inductees to the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, are revealed. They include Earl Lambeau, Earl (Dutch) Clark, and Sammy Baugh."

    • January 29, 1964 "9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria"

    • January 29, 1964 "Beatles record in German ""Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand"" & ""Sie Leibt Dich"""

    • January 29, 1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is released in the United States.

    • January 29, 1964 "Stanley Kubrick's""Dr Strangelove,"" premieres"

    • January 29, 1964 Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit

    • January 29, 1966 "Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand vs England, Adelaide"

    • January 29, 1966 Snow storm in north east US kills 165

    • January 29, 1966 "The first of 608 performances of Sweet Charity opens at the Palace Theatre, New York."

    • January 29, 1967 In Ottawa Terrorists bomb Yugoslav Embassy in Ottawa and Consulate in Toronto

    • January 29, 1968 Nauru adopts constitution

    • January 29, 1969 Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars

    • January 29, 1969 Number one hit on UK music charts - Fleetwood Mac - Albatross

    • January 29, 1969 Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia vs West Indies

    • January 29, 1971 "Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, vs England at Adelaide"

    • January 29, 1975 First Annual Comedy Awards of the Year hosted by Alan King

    • January 29, 1975 W I win Fifth Test against India to take exciting series 3-2

    • January 29, 1976 Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire

    • January 29, 1978 "Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban."

    • January 29, 1979 "Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats ""I Don't Like Mondays"""

    • January 29, 1979 Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington DC

    • January 29, 1979 President Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years

    • January 29, 1980 6 Iranian held US hostages escape with help of the Canadians

    • January 29, 1980 "Antonio Molina composer, dies at 85"

    • January 29, 1980 "Jimmy Durante New York City NY, singer/comedian (Ink-a-dink-a-doo, Palooka, The Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86"

    • January 29, 1981 "Cozy Cole rocker (Topsy Part II), dies"

    • January 29, 1983 """Down Under"" by Men At Work hit #1 on UK pop chart"

    • January 29, 1983 "40th Golden Globes Gandhi, ET & Tootsie win"

    • January 29, 1983 Number one hit on UK music charts - Men At Work - Down Under

    • January 29, 1984 Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman

    • January 29, 1984 "Frances Goodrich (Diary of Anne Frank), dies from lung cancer at 93"

    • January 29, 1984 President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term

    • January 29, 1984 Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched

    • January 29, 1985 Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th point of season in game 39

    • January 29, 1985 "New Brunswick Premier Richard Hatfield found not guilty of possession of marijuana, claims it was planted?"

    • January 29, 1986 193.8 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange

    • January 29, 1986 "Leif Erickson actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74"

    • January 29, 1986 "Scientists in Nova Scotia report the largest fossil find in North America 100,000 pieces of bone belonging to dinosaurs, reptiles and fish."

    • January 29, 1986 Yoweri Museveni sworn in as President of Uganda

    • January 29, 1987 "Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski composer, dies at 73"

    • January 29, 1987 Lisa files for separation from husband New York Met Darryl Strawberry

    • January 29, 1987 "William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA"

    • January 29, 1988 "Bantcho Bantchevsky US opera singer, commits suicide"

    • January 29, 1988 Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15

    • January 29, 1988 "Rogier van Otterloo Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46"

    • January 29, 1988 Talks break down between Sandinistas and Contras

    • January 29, 1988 "United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36 hours 54 minutes 15 seconds"

    • January 29, 1989 "Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-point loss since October 1987; index at 2,256.43"

    • January 29, 1989 Episcopal church appoints first female bishop

    • January 29, 1989 "Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making them the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so"

    • January 29, 1989 Orlando Arena opens

    • January 29, 1989 USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit

    • January 29, 1990 Exxon Valdez captain Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill

    • January 29, 1990 "Former Exxon Valdez captain Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial in Anchorage, Alaska, on charges arising from worst oil spill in U.S. history."

    • January 29, 1990 IN Ottawa Ray Hnatyshyn sworn in as Canada's 24th Governor General

    • January 29, 1991 Battle for Khafji in Saudi Arabia (begins)

    • January 29, 1991 Nelson Mandela & Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet in Durban after 28 years

    • January 29, 1991 "Yasushi Inoue Japanese historian, dies"

    • January 29, 1992 "Willie Dixon blues composer (I'm a Man, Backdoor Man), dies at 76"

    • January 29, 1993 "Hank Werba [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79"

    • January 29, 1993 "Michel Renault French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies"

    • January 29, 1993 "Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman"

    • January 29, 1994 "Jevgeni P Leonov Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67"

    • January 29, 1995 "Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide"

    • January 29, 1995 Super Bowl XXIX: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 and become the first NFL team to win five Super Bowl titles.

    • January 29, 1995 "The San Francisco 49ers make NFL history by winning their fifth Super Bowl, defeating the San Diego Chargers in super Bowl XXIX by a score of 49-26."

    • January 29, 1996 23rd American Music Award Garth Brooks wins

    • January 29, 1996 "6,138th performance of ""Cats"" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, ""A Chorus Line"""

    • January 29, 1996 "La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire."

    • January 29, 1996 "President Jacques Chirac announces a ""definitive end"" to French nuclear testing."

    • January 29, 1996 "Timmins, Ontario's Shania Twain named best new country artist at the American Music Awards"

    • January 29, 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."

    • January 29, 1998 Singers Bobby Brown found guilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale FL

    • January 29, 1998 Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR

    • January 29, 1998 "Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium & Netherlands, 6 die"

    • January 29, 1998 "Woman's Clinic in Birmingham AL bombed, 1 killed"

    • January 29, 2001 Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.

    • January 29, 2004 Cannabis and cannabis resin downgraded from Class B in United Kingdom

    • January 29, 2005 "The first direct commercial flights from the mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines carrier landed in Beijing."

    • January 29, 2006 Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is sworn in as the Emir of Kuwait.

    • January 29, 2009 "The Seeing Eye (R), this nation's first school for training dogs as guides for persons who are blind or visually impaired, will celebrate its 80th anniversary. The organization, which was founded in Nashville, Tenn. and is now located in Morristown, N.J., has matched nearly 15,000 dogs with persons throughout the United States and Canada."







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    • January 29, 1980 Visitor posting - Hazem Alaraj was born! oh yeaaaaa baby - Israel

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