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 introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
Quebec City mosque shooting: Alexandre Bissonnette opens fire at mosque in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, killing six and wounding 19 others in a spree shooting.
The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
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, leader of a revolt against the Tang dynasty and emperor of Yan, is murdered by his own son, An Qingxu.
World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
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 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: The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, USS Chicago (CA-29) is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
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 crashes near the Kazakh city of Almaty, killing 21 people.
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 of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
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" is published in The Evening Mirror in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe.
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.
The Rubik's Cube makes its international debut at the Ideal Toy Corp. in Earl's Court, London.
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.
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 becomes Prime Minister of Greece upon the sudden death of his predecessor, dictator Ioannis Metaxas.
President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing.
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.
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.