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January 29 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 29. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 42 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 757
    An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang dynasty and emperor of Yan, is murdered by his own son, An Qingxu.
  • 904
    Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
  • 1258
    First Mongol invasion of Đại Việt: Đại Việt defeats the Mongols at the battle of Đông Bộ Đầu, forcing the Mongols to withdraw from the country.
  • 1676
    Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1814
    War of the Sixth Coalition: France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
  • 1819
    Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore.
  • 1834
    US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
  • 1845
    “The Raven” is published in The Evening Mirror in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
  • 1850
    Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
  • 1856
    Queen Victoria issues a Warrant under the Royal sign-manual that establishes the Victoria Cross to recognise acts of valour by British military personnel during the Crimean War.
  • 1861
    Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
  • 1863
    The Bear River Massacre: A detachment of California Volunteers led by Colonel Patrick Edward Connor engage the Shoshone at Bear River, Washington Territory, killing hundreds of men women and children.
  • 1886
    Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
  • 1891
    Liliuokalani is proclaimed the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  • 1900
    The American League is organized in Philadelphia with eight founding teams.
  • 1907
    Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
  • 1916
    World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1940
    Three trains on the Sakurajima Line, in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. One hundred eighty-one people are killed.
  • 1941
    Alexandros Koryzis becomes Prime Minister of Greece upon the sudden death of his predecessor, dictator Ioannis Metaxas.
  • 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 people are killed and about a dozen injured when the Polish village of Koniuchy (present-day Kaniūkai, Lithuania) is attacked by Soviet partisan units.
  • 1944
    In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
  • 1948
    The Pakistan Socialist Party is founded in Karachi.
  • 1963
    The first inductees into the Pro Football 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.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.

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