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What Happened on January 29th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 COVID-19 pandemic: The Trump administration establishes the White House Coronavirus Task Force under Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.
2017 Alexandre Bissonnette opens fire at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, killing six and wounding 19 others in a spree shooting.
2014 Rojava conflict: The Afrin Canton declares its autonomy from the Syrian Arab Republic.
2013 SCAT Airlines Flight 760 crashes near the Kazakh city of Almaty, killing 21 people.
2009 The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt rules that people who do not adhere to one of the three government-recognised religions, while not allowed to list any belief outside of those three, are still eligible to receive government identity documents.
2009 Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is removed from office following his conviction of several corruption charges, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the United States Senate as a replacement for then-U.S. president-elect Barack Obama.
2005 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.
2002 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.
2001 Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
1996 President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing.
1991 Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
1989 Cold War: Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so.
1983 Singapore cable car crash: Panamanian-registered oil rig, Eniwetok, strikes the cables of the Singapore Cable Car system linking the mainland and Sentosa Island, causing two cabins to fall into the water and killing seven people and leaving thirteen others trapped for hours.
1980 The Rubik's Cube makes its international debut at the Ideal Toy Corp. in Earl's Court, London.
1973 EgyptAir Flight 741 crashes into the Kyrenia Mountains in Cyprus, killing 37 people.
1963 The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
1959 The first Melodifestivalen is held in Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden.
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 completely destroyed in an air-raid, during the Second World War.
1943 World War II: The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, USS Chicago (CA-29) is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
1940 Three trains on the Nishinari Line; present Sakurajima Line, in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. One hundred and eighty-one people are killed.
1936 The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
1918 Ukrainian–Soviet War: The Bolshevik Red Army, on its way to besiege Kyiv, 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.
1911 Mexican Revolution: Mexicali is captured by the Mexican Liberal Party, igniting the Magonista rebellion of 1911.
1907 Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
1891 Liliʻuokalani is proclaimed the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
1886 Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
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.
1861 Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
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.
1850 Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
1845 "The Raven" is published in The Evening Mirror in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe.
1819 Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore.
1814 War of the Sixth Coalition: France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
946 Caliph Al-Mustakfi is blinded and deposed by Emir Mu'izz al-Dawla, ruler of the Buyid Empire. He is succeeded by Al-Muti as caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate.
904 Sergius III is elected pope, after coming out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
Famous People Born on January 29

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Year Name
1920 Paul Gayten, American R&B pianist, songwriter, producer, and record company executive (d. 1991)
1917 John Raitt, American actor and singer (d. 2005)
1952 Pete Geren, American attorney and politician
1861 Florida Ruffin Ridley, American civil rights activist, teacher, editor, and writer (d. 1943)
1936 Veturi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2010)
1632 Johann Georg Graevius, German scholar and critic (d. 1703)
1954 Terry Kinney, American actor and director
1981 Jonny Lang, American singer, songwriter and guitarist
1880 W. C. Fields, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (d. 1946)
1749 Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
Famous People Deaths On January 29

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Date Name
1901 Eugène Louis-Marie Jancourt, French bassoonist, composer and pedagogue (b. 1815)
1678 Jerónimo Lobo, Portuguese missionary and author (b. 1593)
1941 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1871)
2003 Frank Moss, American lawyer and politician (b. 1911)
1946 Harry Hopkins, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1890)
1870 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797)
1934 Fritz Haber, Polish-German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
1956 H. L. Mencken, American journalist and critic (b. 1880)
1948 Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta (b. 1900)
1980 Jimmy Durante, American entertainer (b. 1893)