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)
- 1814France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
- 1819Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore.
- 1850Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
- 1891Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
- 1916World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
- 1943The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
- 1944World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
- 1979Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
- 1987New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1998In 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.
Who were born on January 29?
- 1862Frederick Delius, English composer (d. 1934)
- 1924Marcelle Ferron, French-Canadian painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
- 1953Ronnie Moore, English footballer
- 1957Rino Schreuder, Dutch publisher
- 1960Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
- 1979Andrew Keegan, American actor
- 1981Jonny Lang, American musician
- 1983Nedžad Sinanović, Bosnian basketball player
- 1989Kevin Shattenkirk, American ice hockey player
- 1993Michelle Larcher de Brito, Portuguese tennis player
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