On This Day

On This Day in History for January 29 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1989 Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt
  • 1989 Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43
  • 1989 Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop
  • 1989 L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion
  • 1989 Orlando Arena opens in Orlando, Florida
  • 1989 USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit
  • 1990 Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill

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1991 Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1991 The Battle of Khafji begins, the first major ground engagement of the Gulf War
  • 1993 Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman

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1993 US postal service issues a stamp commemorating chemist Percy Lavon Julian

  • 1995 Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide

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1996 France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific

President of France Jacques Chirac
President of France
Jacques Chirac
  • 1998 Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR
  • 1998 Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium and Netherlands, 6 die
  • 1998 Woman's Clinic in Birmingham Alabama bombed, 1 killed

  • 2001 Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.

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2002 US President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address describes "regimes that sponsor terror" an "Axis of Evil", which includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2003 Sally Clark cleared of murdering her 2 sons after more than 3 years of prison in what was a life sentence
  • 2005 The first direct commercial flights from the mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines carrier landed in Beijing.
  • 2009 Rod Blagojevich, the Governor of Illinois, is removed from office after being convicted of corruption charges
  • 2014 Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono
  • 2014 Scientists discover how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice
  • 2014 Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

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2015 Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident

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Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
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  • 2017 Attack on mosque in Quebec kills 6 and injures 17, shooter is French-Canadian student
  • 2018 F.B.I deputy director Andrew G. McCabe steps down from office
  • 2018 Toronto police arrest landscaper Bruce McArthur for murder after remains of at least 5 people found in potted plants
  • 2019 Toronto landscaper Bruce McArthur admits in court to the murder of eight gay men
  • 2019 Empire star Jussie Smollett suffers suspected racist and homophobic attack in Chicago
  • 2019 Iranian city Tehran bans dog walking in public and driving with dogs
  • 2019 Approaching polar vortex prompts state of emergency to be declared in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi
  • 2019 US Postal Service suspends deliveries to ten states due to severity of the polar vortex
  • 2019 Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristians and Trondheim
  • 2020 Number of Coronavirus cases passes those of SARS with over 7,700 cases in China confirmed, with 170 deaths

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