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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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1834
    US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
  • 1886
    Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
  • 1940
    Three trains on the Sakurajima Line, in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. 181 people are killed.
  • 1943
    The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
  • 1979
    Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
  • 1987
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 29?

  • 1749
    King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
  • 1860
    Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (d. 1904)
  • 1924
    Marcelle Ferron, French-Canadian painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • 1935
    Roger Payne, New York City
  • 1940
    Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
  • 1948
    Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter and radio host
  • 1958
    Linda Smith, British comedian (d. 2006)
  • 1968
    Sora Jung, Korean actress
  • 1970
    Heather Graham, American actress
  • 1993
    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Japanese model, blogger and recording artist

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