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29th of January 0904 EVENT Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
29th of January 1676 EVENT Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
29th of January 1814 EVENT France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
29th of January 1834 EVENT US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
29th of January 1845 EVENT "The Raven" is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
29th of January 1850 EVENT Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
29th of January 1856 EVENT Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
29th of January 1861 EVENT Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
29th of January 1863 EVENT Bear River Massacre.
29th of January 1886 EVENT Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
29th of January 1891 EVENT Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
29th of January 1900 EVENT The American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams.
29th of January 1916 EVENT World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
29th of January 1918 EVENT 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.
29th of January 1918 EVENT 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.
29th of January 1936 EVENT The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
29th of January 1940 EVENT Three trains on the Sakurajima Line, in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. 181 people are killed.
29th of January 1943 EVENT The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
29th of January 1944 EVENT World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
29th of January 1944 EVENT World War II: Approximately 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
29th of January 1944 EVENT In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
29th of January 1963 EVENT The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
29th of January 1967 EVENT 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.
29th of January 1979 EVENT Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
29th of January 1985 EVENT Final recording session of We Are The World, by the supergroup USA for Africa.
29th of January 1989 EVENT Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so
29th of January 1991 EVENT Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.
29th of January 1996 EVENT President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing.
29th of January 1996 EVENT La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
29th of January 1998 EVENT 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.
29th of January 2001 EVENT Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
29th of January 2002 EVENT 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.
29th of January 2005 EVENT 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.
29th of January 1584 BIRTHDAY Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (d. 1647)
29th of January 1632 BIRTHDAY Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (d. 1703)
29th of January 1688 BIRTHDAY Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist and philosopher (d. 1772)
29th of January 1711 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer (d. 1788)
29th of January 1715 BIRTHDAY Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian composer (d. 1777)
29th of January 1717 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Amherst, British military leader (d. 1797)
29th of January 1718 BIRTHDAY Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
29th of January 1737 BIRTHDAY Thomas Paine, English-born American patriot (d. 1809)
29th of January 1749 BIRTHDAY King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
29th of January 1754 BIRTHDAY Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland (d. 1806)
29th of January 1756 BIRTHDAY Henry Lee III, American General (d. 1818)
29th of January 1761 BIRTHDAY Albert Gallatin, Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, politician, and 4th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1849)
29th of January 1782 BIRTHDAY Daniel Auber, French composer (d. 1871)
29th of January 1801 BIRTHDAY Horatia Nelson, daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (d. 1881)
29th of January 1810 BIRTHDAY Ernst Kummer, German mathematician (d. 1893)
29th of January 1843 BIRTHDAY William McKinley, American politician, 39th Governor of Ohio, and 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
29th of January 1846 BIRTHDAY Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915)
29th of January 1860 BIRTHDAY Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (d. 1904)
29th of January 1862 BIRTHDAY Frederick Delius, English composer (d. 1934)
29th of January 1866 BIRTHDAY Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel Laureate (d. 1944)
29th of January 1866 BIRTHDAY Julio Peris Brell, Spanish painter (d. 1944)
29th of January 1867 BIRTHDAY Vicente Blasco Ibanez, Spanish writer (d. 1928)
29th of January 1874 BIRTHDAY John D. Rockefeller Jr., American entrepreneur (d. 1960)
29th of January 1876 BIRTHDAY Havergal Brian, British composer (d. 1972)
29th of January 1877 BIRTHDAY Georges Catroux, French general (d. 1969)
29th of January 1880 BIRTHDAY W. C. Fields, American actor (d. 1946)
29th of January 1888 BIRTHDAY Sydney Chapman, British mathematician and geophysicist (d. 1970)
29th of January 1891 BIRTHDAY Elizaveta Gerdt, Russian ballerina (d. 1975)
29th of January 1891 BIRTHDAY R. Norris Williams, American survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
29th of January 1895 BIRTHDAY Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)
29th of January 1901 BIRTHDAY Allen B. DuMont, American scientist and inventor (d. 1965)
29th of January 1905 BIRTHDAY Barnett Newman, American painter (d. 1970)
29th of January 1910 BIRTHDAY Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
29th of January 1911 BIRTHDAY Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
29th of January 1913 BIRTHDAY Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
29th of January 1913 BIRTHDAY Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
29th of January 1913 BIRTHDAY Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)
29th of January 1915 BIRTHDAY John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
29th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)
29th of January 1920 BIRTHDAY Jose Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
29th of January 1921 BIRTHDAY Anthony George, American actor (d. 2005)
29th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concentration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
29th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Paddy Chayefsky, American writer (d. 1981)
29th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Ivo Robic, Croatian singer and songwriter (d. 2000)
29th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Luigi Nono, Italian composer (d. 1990)
29th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Marcelle Ferron, French-Canadian painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
29th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
29th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Franco Cerri, Italian musician
29th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
29th of January 1927 BIRTHDAY Edward Abbey, American author and environmentalist (d. 1989)
29th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Lee Shau Kee, Hong Kong property developer
29th of January 1930 BIRTHDAY John Junkin, English radio, television and film performer (d. 2006)
29th of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
29th of January 1932 BIRTHDAY Tommy Taylor, English footballer (d. 1958)
29th of January 1932 BIRTHDAY George Allen, English footballer
29th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Hugo Herrestrup, Danish actor
29th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Sacha Distel, French singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
29th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Paul Sally, American mathematician
29th of January 1936 BIRTHDAY James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
29th of January 1939 BIRTHDAY Germaine Greer, Australian writer
29th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
29th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Katharine Ross, American actress
29th of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Robin Morgan, American feminist and activist
29th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
29th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY Tony Blackburn, English disc jockey
29th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
29th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Andrew Loog Oldham, English rock and roll producer
29th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican judge
29th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Jim Nicholson, Irish politician
29th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
29th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
29th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Marian Varga, Slovak musician
29th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (d. 1985)
29th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter and radio host
29th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Marc Singer, Canadian-born actor
29th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Cristina Saralegui, American talk-show host
29th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Ann Jillian, American actress
29th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Jody Scheckter, South African race car driver
29th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Miklos Vamos, Hungarian writer, television host
29th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Andy Roberts, West Indian cricketer
29th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Klaus-Peter Hanisch, German footballer (d. 2009)
29th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Rupert Hanley, South African cricketer
29th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-born musician and record producer (The Ramones)
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Peter Baumann, German musician (Tangerine Dream)
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Paulin Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Caesar Cervin, American soccer player
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Steve March-Torme, American musician
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Louie Perez, American songwriter, percussionist and guitarist
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Paul Fusco, American puppeteer, voice-over artist and character actor
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Dwight Takamine, Okinawan-American Hawaii state senator
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Lynne McGranger, Australian actress
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Charlie Wilson, American singer (The Gap Band)
29th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Hwang Woo-Suk, South Korean biomedical scientist
29th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Richard Manitoba, American singer (The Dictators and MC5)
29th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Terry Kinney, American actor
29th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
29th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host and actress
29th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Eddie Jordan, American basketball player and head coach
29th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
29th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Rino Schreuder, Dutch publisher
29th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Matthew Ashford, American actor
29th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
29th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Sean Kerly, English field hockey player
29th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Steve Sax, American baseball player
29th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Greg Louganis, American diver
29th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
29th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Turturro, American actor
29th of January 1963 BIRTHDAY Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
29th of January 1963 BIRTHDAY Monica Horan, American actress
29th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Andre Reed, American football player
29th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
29th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Dominik Hasek, Czech ice hockey player
29th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Peter Lundgren, Swedish tennis coach
29th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Romario, Brazilian footballer
29th of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Stacey King, American basketball player
29th of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Cyril Suk, Czech tennis player
29th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Edward Burns, American actor
29th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
29th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Sora Jung, Korean actress
29th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Hyde, Japanese singer (L'Arc-en-Ciel)
29th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Heather Graham, American actress
29th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Jorg Hoffmann, German swimmer
29th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian shooter
29th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Brian Wood, writer and artist of graphic novels
29th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Jason Schmidt, American baseball player
29th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Sara Gilbert, American actress
29th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Chris Castle, American singer-songwriter
29th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Charles Divins, American model and actor
29th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Justin Hartley, American actor
29th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Chaly Jones, Dutch footballer
29th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Rob Bironas, American football player
29th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper
29th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Marvin Agustin, Filipino actor and entrepreneur
29th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Andrew Keegan, American actor
29th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY April Scott, American actress and model
29th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Andreas Thorstensson, Swedish website developer
29th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player
29th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Joseph Todd, Arena Football League player
29th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress and model
29th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Ingimundur Ingimundarson, Icelandic handball player
29th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Ivan Klasnic, Croatian football player
29th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Jonny Lang, American musician
29th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Rui En, Singaporean actress & singer
29th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Alex Ubago, Spanish musician
29th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Dario Lopilato, Argentine actor
29th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Adam Lambert, American actor and singer
29th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Heidi Mueller, American actress
29th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Irina Shabayeva American fashion designer
29th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Nedzad Sinanovic, Bosnian basketball player
29th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player
29th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Mikey Hachey, American musician (Suburban Legends)
29th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Todd Herzog, American reality-show contestant
29th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Isabel Lucas, Australian actress
29th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Athina Onassis, French heiress
29th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Mark Howard, English football player
29th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Jair Jurrjens, Dutch baseball player
29th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Drew Tyler Bell, American actor
29th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Simon Vukcevic, Montenegrin footballer
29th of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Matthew Wilson, English world rally driver
29th of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Stephanie Gilmore, Australian surfer
29th of January 1989 BIRTHDAY Kevin Shattenkirk, American ice hockey player
29th of January 1991 BIRTHDAY Hugh Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, son of the Duke of Westminster
29th of January 1993 BIRTHDAY Michelle Larcher de Brito, Portuguese tennis player
29th of January 1119 DEATH Pope Gelasius II
29th of January 1240 DEATH Pelagio Galvani, Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (Born c. 1165)
29th of January 1342 DEATH Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (Born 1279)
29th of January 1597 DEATH Elias Ammerbach, German organist (Born 1530)
29th of January 1608 DEATH Frederick I, Duke of Wurttemberg (Born 1557)
29th of January 1647 DEATH Francis Meres, English writer (Born 1565)
29th of January 1676 DEATH Tsar Alexis I of Russia (Born 1629)
29th of January 1678 DEATH Jeronimo Lobo, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (Born 1593)
29th of January 1696 DEATH Tsar Ivan V of Russia, Russian tsar (Born 1666)
29th of January 1706 DEATH Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (Born 1638)
29th of January 1737 DEATH George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (Born 1666)
29th of January 1743 DEATH Andre-Hercule de Fleury, French statesman (Born 1653)
29th of January 1763 DEATH Louis Racine, French poet (Born 1692)
29th of January 1820 DEATH King George III of the United Kingdom (Born 1738)
29th of January 1829 DEATH Paul Francois Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (Born 1755)
29th of January 1870 DEATH Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (Born 1797)
29th of January 1871 DEATH Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspe, French Canadian writer (Born 1786)
29th of January 1899 DEATH Alfred Sisley, British impressionist painter (Born 1839)
29th of January 1901 DEATH King Milan I of Serbia (Born 1855)
29th of January 1906 DEATH King Christian IX of Denmark (Born 1818)
29th of January 1918 DEATH Aleksei Maksimovich Kaledin, Russian-counter revolutionary (Born 1861)
29th of January 1928 DEATH Douglas Haig, British soldier (Born 1861)
29th of January 1933 DEATH Sara Teasdale, American poet (Born 1884)
29th of January 1934 DEATH Fritz Haber, German chemist, Nobel Laureate (Born 1868)
29th of January 1941 DEATH Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and dictator (Born 1871)
29th of January 1946 DEATH Harry Hopkins, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (Born 1890)
29th of January 1948 DEATH Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (Born 1900)
29th of January 1950 DEATH Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (Born 1885)
29th of January 1951 DEATH Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (Born 1880)
29th of January 1956 DEATH H. L. Mencken, American journalist (Born 1880)
29th of January 1959 DEATH Winifred Brunton, British-born South African painter (Born 1880)
29th of January 1961 DEATH John F. O'Ryan, American major general (Born 1874)
29th of January 1962 DEATH Fritz Kreisler, Austrian violinist (Born 1875)
29th of January 1963 DEATH Robert Frost, American poet (Born 1874)
29th of January 1964 DEATH Alan Ladd, American actor (Born 1913)
29th of January 1966 DEATH Pierre Mercure, French Canadian composer (Born 1927)
29th of January 1969 DEATH Allen Dulles, American CIA director (Born 1893)
29th of January 1970 DEATH B. H. Liddell Hart, British historian (Born 1895)
29th of January 1975 DEATH Orestis Makris, Greek actor (Born 1898)
29th of January 1977 DEATH Buster Nupen, South African cricketer (Born 1902)
29th of January 1977 DEATH Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (Born 1954)
29th of January 1980 DEATH Jimmy Durante, American actor and comedian (Born 1893)
29th of January 1986 DEATH Leif Erickson, American actor (Born 1911)
29th of January 1989 DEATH Halina Konopacka, Polish athlete (Born 1900)
29th of January 1991 DEATH Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian (Born 1907)
29th of January 1992 DEATH Willie Dixon, American composer and musician (Born 1915)
29th of January 1993 DEATH Adetokunbo Ademola, Nigerian Chief Justice (Born 1906)
29th of January 1993 DEATH Ron Kostelnik, American football player (Born 1940)
29th of January 1994 DEATH Ulrike Maier, Austrian alpine skier (Born 1967)
29th of January 1998 DEATH Joseph Alioto, American politician (Born 1916)
29th of January 1999 DEATH Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (Born 1918)
29th of January 2002 DEATH Harold Russell, Canadian-born American actor (Born 1914)
29th of January 2002 DEATH Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (Born 1928)
29th of January 2003 DEATH Frank Moss, American politician (Born 1911)
29th of January 2004 DEATH Janet Frame, New Zealand writer (Born 1924)
29th of January 2004 DEATH M. M. Kaye, British writer (Born 1908)
29th of January 2005 DEATH Ephraim Kishon, Israeli satirist (Born 1924)
29th of January 2005 DEATH Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (Born 1940)
29th of January 2007 DEATH Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (Born 2003)
29th of January 2007 DEATH Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim, Iraqi extremist leader (Born 1970)
29th of January 2008 DEATH Raymond Jacobs, American soldier (Born 1925)
29th of January 2008 DEATH Philippe Khorsand, French actor (Born 1948)
29th of January 2008 DEATH Bengt Lindstrom, Swedish artist (Born 1925)
29th of January 2008 DEATH Margaret Truman, American writer, daughter of Harry S. Truman (1924)
29th of January 2009 DEATH Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (Born 1939)
29th of January 2009 DEATH Helio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (Born 1913)
29th of January 2009 DEATH John Martyn, Scottish singer and songwriter (Born 1948)

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