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January 29: This Day That Year

Jan 29

- 1820 - King George III, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland dies (age 81).

- 1843 - Birthday: William McKinley, 25th US President (Republican: 1897-1901), born in Niles, Ohio (d. 1901).

- 1861 - US state of Kansas admitted to the Union as the 34th state

- 1863 - American soldiers slaughtered hundreds of Native Americans at the confluence of the Bear River and Beaver Creek (present day Idaho).

- 1892 - The Coca-Cola Company was incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

- 1886 - Karl Benz patents the "Benz Patent-Motorwagen" in Karlsruhe, Germany.

- 1907 - Charles Curtis becomes first Native American to become a Senator. (becomes Senator from Kansas). - 1916 - 1st bombing of Paris by German Zeppelins.

- 1920 - Walt Disney started working as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week.

- 1944 - 285 German bombers attack London.

- 1954 - Birthday: Oprah Winfrey, American TV talk show host and actress born in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

- 1959 - Walt Disney's movie "Sleeping Beauty" was released.

- 1978 - Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to the harmful effect on the ozone layer.

- 1980 - 6 Iranian-held US hostages escape with help of Canadians aka Canadian Caper.

- 1985 - Oxford University refused to award Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher an honorary degree.

- 1986 - Yoweri Museveni becomes President of Uganda.

- 1988 - United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36 hours 54 minutes 15 seconds.

- 1996 - After international outcry over nuclear tests in the Pacific, Jacques Chirac states that France will no longer test nuclear weapons.

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

- 2006 - India bowler Irfan Pathan became first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match.

- 2015 - Malaysian Airlines officially declared the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident.

- 2017 - Canada: Attack on a mosque in Quebec killed 6 and injured 17.

- 2019 - Iran: Tehran bans dog walking in public and driving with dogs.

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