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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 1819
    Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore.
  • 1850
    Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
  • 1861
    Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
  • 1863
    Bear River Massacre.
  • 1903
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
  • 2001
    Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.

Who were born on January 29?

  • 1715
    Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian composer (d. 1777)
  • 1717
    Jeffrey Amherst, British military leader (d. 1797)
  • 1718
    Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
  • 1737
    Thomas Paine, English-born American patriot (d. 1809)
  • 1846
    Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915)
  • 1923
    Paddy Chayefsky, American writer (d. 1981)
  • 1957
    Rino Schreuder, Dutch publisher
  • 1970
    Heather Graham, American actress
  • 1973
    Jason Schmidt, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Álex Ubago, Spanish musician

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