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.
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)
- 1814France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
- 1886Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
- 1891Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
- 1903New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1989Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so
- 1991Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.
- 2001Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
- 2002In his State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush describes “regimes that sponsor terror” as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
- 2005The 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?
- 1891R. Norris Williams, American survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
- 1920José Luis de Vilallonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
- 1932Tommy Taylor, English footballer (d. 1958)
- 1940Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
- 1947Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
- 1950Ann Jillian, American actress
- 1953Caesar Cervin, American soccer player
- 1954Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host and actress
- 1973Jason Schmidt, American baseball player
- 1985Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player
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