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History Events on January 29

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.


Henry Clay
Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.


Quebec City mosque shooting
Quebec City mosque shooting: Alexandre Bissonnette opens fire at mosque in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, killing six and wounding 19 others in a spree shooting.


List of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame
The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.


Andrew Jackson
US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.


2013 Alabama bunker hostage crisis
2013 Alabama bunker hostage crisis, after shooting and killing of school bus driver, 66 years old Charles Albert Poland, Jr, by 65 year old Vietnam War era veteran, Jimmy Lee Dykes.


An Lushan
An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang dynasty and emperor of Yan, is murdered by his own son, An Qingxu.


World War I
World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.


Governor of Illinois
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.


Stamford Raffles
Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore.


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.


Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.


World War II
World War II: The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, USS Chicago (CA-29) is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.


Gulf War
Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.


In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical theatre of the Archiginnasio is completely destroyed in an air-raid, during the Second World War.


SCAT Airlines Flight 760
SCAT Airlines Flight 760 crashes near the Kazakh city of Almaty, killing 21 people.


Kiev Arsenal January Uprising
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.


Charles Curtis
Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.


Sakurajima Line
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.


The Raven
"The Raven" is published in The Evening Mirror in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe.


Queen Victoria
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.


Rubik's Cube
The Rubik's Cube makes its international debut at the Ideal Toy Corp. in Earl's Court, London.


War of the Sixth Coalition
War of the Sixth Coalition: France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.


World War II: Approximately 38 people are killed and about a dozen injured when the Polish village of Koniuchy (present-day Kani?kai, Lithuania) is attacked by Soviet partisan units.


Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.


Mongol invasions of Vietnam
First Mongol invasion of ??i Vi?t: ??i Vi?t defeats the Mongols at the battle of ?ông B? ??u, forcing the Mongols to withdraw from the country.


Alexandros Koryzis
Alexandros Koryzis becomes Prime Minister of Greece upon the sudden death of his predecessor, dictator Ioannis Metaxas.


Jacques Chirac
President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing.


Cold War
Cold War: Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so.


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.


Bear River Massacre
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.


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.
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.
The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
The first Melodifestivalen is held in Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden.
The Pakistan Socialist Party is founded in Karachi.
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.
Liliuokalani is proclaimed the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
Sergius III is consecrated pope, after coming out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.