Friday, January 29, 2016

What Happened This Day In History - January 29

January 29
1813Jane Austin publishes Pride and Prejudice.
1861Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.
1865William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders attack Danville, Kentucky.
1918The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.
1926Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
1929The Seeing Eye, America’s first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee.
1931Winston Churchill resigns as Stanley Baldwin’s aide.
1942German and Italian troops take Benghazi in North Africa.
1944The world’s greatest warship, Missouri, is launched.
1950Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid.
1967Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.
1979President Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.
1984President Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.
1984The Soviets issue a formal complaint against alleged U.S. arms treaty violations.
1991Iraqi forces attack into Saudi Arabian town of Kafji, but are turned back by Coalition forces.

Born on January 29
1737Thomas Paine, political essayist (The Rights of ManThe Age of Reason).
1843William McKinley, 25th President of the United States.
1880W.C. Fields, comedian and actor (David CopperfieldMy Little Chickadee).

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