January 29rd Events

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January 29th, 2005 (January 29 2005)EventThe 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 29th, 2002 (January 29 2002)EventIn his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.George W. Bush Quotes
January 29th, 2001 (January 29 2001)EventThousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
January 29th, 1998 (January 29 1998)EventIn 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 29th, 1996 (January 29 1996)EventPresident Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear testing.
January 29th, 1996 (January 29 1996)EventLa Fenice, Venice s opera house, is destroyed by fire.
January 29th, 1989 (January 29 1989)EventHungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making them the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so
January 29th, 1979 (January 29 1979)EventBrenda Ann Spencer kills 2 and injures 9 in the Cleveland Elementary School shootings, inspiring the "I don t Like Mondays" song by Boomtown Rats.
January 29th, 1978 (January 29 1978)EventSweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban.
January 29th, 1966 (January 29 1966)EventThe first of 608 performances of Sweet Charity opens at the Palace Theatre, New York.
January 29th, 1963 (January 29 1963)EventFirst inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
January 29th, 1959 (January 29 1959)EventSleeping Beauty, an animated feature produced by Walt Disney based upon a fairy tale, is released.Walt Disney Quotes
January 29th, 1944 (January 29 1944)EventUSS Missouri the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy is launched.
January 29th, 1944 (January 29 1944)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
January 29th, 1944 (January 29 1944)EventWorld War II: About 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
January 29th, 1944 (January 29 1944)EventIn Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid bombing
January 29th, 1943 (January 29 1943)EventThe first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
January 29th, 1940 (January 29 1940)EventThree 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. Saki Quotes
January 29th, 1936 (January 29 1936)EventThe first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
January 29th, 1916 (January 29 1916)EventWorld War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
January 29th, 1900 (January 29 1900)EventThe American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams.
January 29th, 1891 (January 29 1891)EventLiliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
January 29th, 1886 (January 29 1886)EventKarl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
January 29th, 1863 (January 29 1863)EventBear River Massacre.
January 29th, 1861 (January 29 1861)EventKansas admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
January 29th, 1856 (January 29 1856)EventQueen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
January 29th, 1850 (January 29 1850)EventHenry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.Henry Clay Quotes
January 29th, 1845 (January 29 1845)Event"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe is published in the New York Evening Mirror.Edgar Allan Poe Quotes
January 29th, 1834 (January 29 1834)EventUS President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.Andrew Jackson Quotes
January 29th, 1814 (January 29 1814)EventFrance defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
January 29th, 1676 (January 29 1676)EventFeodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
January 29th, 1595 (January 29 1595)EventWilliam Shakespeare s play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed.William Shakespeare Quotes
January 29th, 0904 (January 29 0904)EventSergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.

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