29 January

29 January

January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 336 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 29th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 29th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Puzzle Day
  • Freethinkers Day
  • Curmudgeons Day
  • National Corn Chip Day
  • National Seed Swap Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – January 29

2002: George W. Bush coins the term “axis of evil” as part of his State of the Union Address

The term used to describe “regimes that sponsor terror” became exemplary for the terminology used by the Bush administration to promote its “war on terror”.

1996: France stops nuclear testing

President Jaques Chirac announced the “definite end” to France’s nuclear testing program just 1 day after the country exploded a nuclear device in the South Pacific.

1967: The Mantra-Rock Dance takes place in San Francisco

The event is considered to have been the major spiritual event of the San Francisco hippy era.

1886: German engineer Carl Benz patents the first modern automobile

His “Benz Patent-Motorwagen Nummer 1” was the first gasoline-driven car.

1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is published

The narrative poem first appeared in the New York Evening Mirror.

1939: Polish Primer Minister running to parliament after Nazi Germany unilaterally cancelled the non-aggression pact, 1939.

Polish Primer Minister running to parliament after Nazi Germany unilaterally cancelled the non-aggression pact, 1939.

1900: Mulberry Street, New York City, 1900.

Mulberry Street, New York City, 1900.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, January 29

1954: Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host, actress, producer, founded the OWN Network, Harpo Productions

1924: Luigi Nono, Italian composer

1862: Frederick Delius, English composer

1860: Anton Chekhov, Russian physician, author

1843: William McKinley, American politician, 25th President of the United States

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, January 29

2011: Milton Babbitt, American composer

2004: Janet Frame, New Zealand author

1963: Robert Frost, American poet, playwright

1941: Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general, politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece

1820: George III of the United Kingdom


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