Historical Events and Current Affairs on January 29

1523 :Sermon of Constanz: Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden
1574 :Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet
1587 :Deventer & Zutphen surrender to Spain
1613 :Galileo observes Neptune but fails to recognize what he sees
1676 :Fjodor Aleksejevitsj becomes czar of Russia
1728 :John Gays' "Beggar's Opera," premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]
1732 :Paris churchyard Saint-M‚dard closed after Jansenistic ritual
1781 :Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres, Munich
1788 :Australia Day
1802 :John Beckley of Virginia appointed 1st Librarian of Congress
1834 :Pres Jackson orders 1st use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute
1839 :Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood
1845 :Edgar Allen Poe's "Raven" 1st published (NYC)
1848 :Sicily accepts new Constitution (choose parliament/freedom of press)
1850 :Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate
1856 :Victoria Cross established to acknowledge bravery
1860 :American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX
1861 :Kansas becomes 34th state
1863 :Battle at Bear River, Washington: US army vs indians
1864 :Battle of Moorefield, WV (Rosser's Raid)
1872 :Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina
1879 :Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont established
1886 :1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
1895 :King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed
1896 :Emile Grubbe is 1st dr to use radiation treatment for breast cancer
1900 :American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit,
1900 :Boers under Joubert beat English at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed
1900 :Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis
1903 :Dutch railroad workers strike
1904 :1st athletic letters given (Univ of Chicago football team)
1908 :Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates
1912 :Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA
1913 :Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
1916 :1st bombings of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place
1917 :English submarine K13 leaves Gaire Loch
1919 :Secretary of state proclaims 18th amendment (prohibition)
1920 :Walt Disney starts 1st job as an artist; $40 week with KC Slide Co
1921 :Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon
1922 :Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
1923 :1st flight of autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain)
1924 :Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
1925 :British Liberals choose David Lloyd George as party leader
1927 :4th German govt of Marx forms
1929 :Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization forms
1932 :#1968 Mehltretter, #2485 & #2942
1932 :Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
1933 :German president von Hindenburg appoints Hitler chancellor
1936 :1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame-Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth,
1936 :Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson
1942 :1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC
1942 :German & Italian troops occupy Banghazi
1942 :Peru & Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determiniation)
1943 :New Zealand's Kiwi cruiser collides with Jap sub I-1 at Guadalcanal
1943 :Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots," premieres in NYC
1944 :285 German bombers attack London
1947 :Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in NYC
1948 :"Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 perfs
1948 :Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, & Phillies $500
1948 :each for signing high school players
1949 :Brit, Belgium, Lux, Neth, NZ & Switz recognize Israel
1951 :"Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
1951 :Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million
1951 :Liz Taylor's 1st divorce (Conrad Hilton Jr)
1953 :1st movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres
1954 :Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis," premieres in Cologne
1955 :John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights
1955 :of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)
1956 :F Drrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame," premieres in Zrich
1957 :Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in NYC
1958 :Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming
1958 :Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward wed
1959 :Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
1963 :Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football hall of fame
1964 :Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand" & "Sie Leibt Dich"
1964 :Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
1964 :NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
1964 :Stanley Kubrick's"Dr Strangelove," premieres
1964 :Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
1966 :"Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances
1966 :Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide
1966 :Snow storm in north east US kills 165
1967 :"Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 perfs
1967 :Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1967 :WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 :Nauru adopts constitution
1969 :Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars
1969 :Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Aust v W Indies
1970 :USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 :Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
1972 :5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville
1975 :"Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances
1975 :1st Annual Comedy Awards of the Year hosted by Alan King
1975 :W I win Fifth Test against India to take exciting series 3-2
1976 :Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire
1978 :Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
1979 :9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7
1979 :Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"
1979 :Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, DC
1979 :Emerson, Lake & Palmer disband after 10 years together
1979 :NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7
1979 :Pres Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years
1980 :6 Iranian held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
1980 :Cleve Cavaliers beat LA Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT
1981 :AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf & Eddie Einhorn
1981 :for $20 million, & 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million
1982 :Old Dominion ends La Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
1982 :Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
1983 :"Down Under" by Men At Work hit #1 on UK pop chart
1983 :40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET & Tootsie win
1984 :34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver
1984 :Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman
1984 :NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3
1984 :Pres Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
1984 :Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched
1985 :Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39
1985 :pop stars in LA record "We Are The World"
1986 :193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986 :Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda
1987 :Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry
1987 :William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA
1988 :Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers
1988 :Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)
1988 :United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s
1989 :77th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62)
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 appoints 1st female bishop
1989 :Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use
1989 :L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion
1989 :NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3
1989 :NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129
1989 :Orlando Arena opens
1989 :USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit
1990 :Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill
1991 :"Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 perfs
1991 :Nelson Mandela & Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years
1993 :Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
1995 :Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open
1995 :Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
1995 :Superbowl MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB
1995 :Superbowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat SD Chargers, 49-26 in Miami
1996 :23rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins
1996 :6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record
1996 :of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
1998 :"Capeman," opens at Marquis Theater NYC
1998 :Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Ft Lauderdale Fla
1998 :Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR
1998 :Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium & Netherlands, 6 die
1998 :Woman's Clinic in Birmingham Ala bombed, 1 killed



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