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Sunday January 29, 2017

January 29: Day of the Week

January 29, 2017 was the 29th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac 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.

January 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 1834
    US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
  • 1850
    Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Approximately 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
  • 1963
    The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1979
    Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
  • 1987
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 29?

  • 1688
    Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist and philosopher (d. 1772)
  • 1866
    Julio Peris Brell, Spanish painter (d. 1944)
  • 1913
    Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1940
    Katharine Ross, American actress
  • 1945
    Jim Nicholson, Irish politician
  • 1950
    Ann Jillian, American actress
  • 1956
    Jan Jakub Kolski, Wrocław, Poland
  • 1967
    Cyril Suk, Czech tennis player
  • 1977
    Justin Hartley, American actor
  • 1978
    Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper

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