On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1859

Famous Deaths

  • Seth Thomas, American manufacturer and pioneer in the mass production of clocks, dies at 73
  • William Cranch Bond, American astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion), dies at 69
1859 Highlights

About January 29, 1859

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius