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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1856
    Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
  • 1903
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1916
    World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
  • 1918
    Ukrainian-Soviet War: An armed uprising organized by the Bolsheviks in anticipation of the encroaching Red Army begins at the Kiev Arsenal, which will be put down six days later.
  • 1943
    The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.

Who were born on January 29?

  • 1923
    Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1942
    Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
  • 1953
    Caesar Cervin, American soccer player
  • 1955
    Eddie Jordan, American basketball player and head coach
  • 1964
    Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
  • 1968
    Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
  • 1979
    Andrew Keegan, American actor
  • 1980
    Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress and model
  • 1981
    Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
  • 1987
    Matthew Wilson, English world rally driver

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