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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 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.

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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)

  • 1814
    France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
  • 1834
    US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
  • 1845
    “The Raven” is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
  • 1936
    The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1944
    In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
  • 1944
    World War II: Approximately 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 29?

  • 1756
    Henry Lee III, American General (d. 1818)
  • 1920
    José Luis de Vilallonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • 1926
    Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
  • 1930
    Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
  • 1943
    Tony Blackburn, English disc jockey
  • 1947
    David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (d. 1985)
  • 1954
    Terry Kinney, American actor
  • 1955
    Eddie Jordan, American basketball player and head coach
  • 1980
    Ingimundur Ingimundarson, Icelandic handball player
  • 1981
    Rui En, Singaporean actress & singer

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