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Friday January 29, 2021

January 29: Day of the Week

January 29, 2021 was the 29th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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

January 2021

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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.

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January 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 1861
    Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
  • 1891
    Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
  • 1903
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1989
    Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so

Who were born on January 29?

  • 1843
    William McKinley, American politician, 39th Governor of Ohio, and 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
  • 1866
    Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel Laureate (d. 1944)
  • 1895
    Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)
  • 1924
    Marcelle Ferron, French-Canadian painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • 1931
    Ferenc Madl, President of Hungary
  • 1940
    Katharine Ross, American actress
  • 1945
    Jim Nicholson, Irish politician
  • 1979
    April Scott, American actress and model
  • 1985
    Isabel Lucas, Australian actress
  • 1985
    Todd Herzog, American reality-show contestant

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