What Happened on January 29, 2019

Historical Events

  • "Empire" star Jussie Smollett suffers suspected racist and homophobic attack in Chicago; later determined to be a self-perpetrated hoax
  • Approaching polar vortex prompts state of emergency to be declared in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi. US Postal Service suspends deliveries to ten states.

Sports History

In the aftermath to a wild ending to UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov ($500k & 9 months) and Conor McGregor ($50k & 6 months) are issued fines and suspensions; bans retroactive to October 6, 2018

  • Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristiansand and Trondheim [1]
  • Tehran, Iran bans dog walking in public, and driving with dogs
  • Toronto landscaper Bruce McArthur admits in court to the murder of eight gay men
2019 History

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Hebenton, Canadian ice hockey right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), dies at 89
  • James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("Somewhere Out There"; "Just Once"), dies of brain cancer at 66

About January 29, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius

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