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Tuesday January 29, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1861
    Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
  • 1886
    Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
  • 1891
    Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
  • 1918
    Ukrainian-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.
  • 1936
    The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1967
    The “ultimate high” of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.
  • 1989
    Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so
  • 1996
    La Fenice, Venice’s opera house, is destroyed by fire.
  • 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)
  • 1915
    John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
  • 1918
    John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    Edward Abbey, American author and environmentalist (d. 1989)
  • 1940
    Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
  • 1941
    Robin Morgan, American feminist and activist
  • 1945
    Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
  • 1953
    Dwight Takamine, Okinawan-American Hawaii state senator
  • 1953
    Louie Pérez, American songwriter, percussionist and guitarist
  • 1974
    Michael Andersen, Danish basketball player

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