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Saturday January 29, 2022

January 29: Day of the Week

January 29, 2022 was the 29th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2022
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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23242526272829
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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)

  • 904
    Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
  • 1845
    “The Raven” is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
  • 1943
    The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
  • 1944
    World War II: Approximately 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
  • 1979
    Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.
  • 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?

  • 1688
    Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist and philosopher (d. 1772)
  • 1782
    Daniel Auber, French composer (d. 1871)
  • 1876
    Havergal Brian, British composer (d. 1972)
  • 1915
    Bill Peet, American children’s book illustrator
  • 1926
    Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
  • 1944
    Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican judge
  • 1950
    Jody Scheckter, South African race car driver
  • 1953
    Ronnie Moore, English footballer
  • 1961
    Mike Aldrete, Carmel, California
  • 1963
    Monica Horan, American actress

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