January 29: Day of the Week
January 29, 2019 was the 29th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 904Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
- 1814France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
- 1856Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
- 1916World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
- 1918Ukrainian-Soviet War: The Bolshevik Red Army, on its way to besiege Kiev, is met by a small group of military students at the Battle of Kruty.
- 1944World War II: Approximately 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
- 1949New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1979Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
- 1985Final recording session of We Are The World, by the supergroup USA for Africa.
- 1991Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.
Who were born on January 29?
- 1688Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist and philosopher (d. 1772)
- 1880W. C. Fields, American actor (d. 1946)
- 1941Robin Morgan, American feminist and activist
- 1953Peter Baumann, German musician (Tangerine Dream)
- 1953Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
- 1965Dominik Hašek, Czech ice hockey player
- 1966Romário, Brazilian footballer
- 1976Charles Divins, American model and actor
- 1985Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player
- 1985Todd Herzog, American reality-show contestant
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