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Wednesday January 29, 2020

January 29: Day of the Week

January 29, 2020 was the 29th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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.

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January 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 1819
    Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore.
  • 1845
    “The Raven” is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
  • 1886
    Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    President Jacques Chirac announces a “definitive end” to French nuclear weapons testing.
  • 1998
    In Birmingham, Alabama, a bomb explodes at an abortion clinic, killing one and severely wounding another. Serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph is suspected as the culprit.
  • 2002
    In 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.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 29?

  • 1782
    Daniel Auber, French composer (d. 1871)
  • 1930
    John Junkin, English radio, television and film performer (d. 2006)
  • 1948
    Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter and radio host
  • 1952
    Klaus-Peter Hanisch, German footballer (d. 2009)
  • 1953
    Ronnie Moore, English footballer
  • 1967
    Stacey King, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Clare Balding, British sports presenter
  • 1972
    Brian Wood, writer and artist of graphic novels
  • 1976
    Chris Castle, American singer-songwriter
  • 1981
    Rui En, Singaporean actress & singer

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