Today in History, English
Today in History, English

11637January 29Event2009 – The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt rules that people who do not adhere to one of the three government-recognised religions, while not allowed to list any belief outside of those three, are still eligible to receive government identity docume
11638January 29Event2009 – Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is removed from office following his conviction of several corruption charges, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the United States Senate as a replacement f
11639January 29Event2013 – SCAT Airlines Flight 760 crashes near the Kazakh city of Almaty, killing 21 people.
11640January 29Event2013 – A gunman kills a school bus driver and holds a 6-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker in Midland City, Alabama.
11611January 29Event1863 – The Bear River Massacre: A detachment of California Volunteers led by Colonel Patrick Edward Connor engage the Shoshone at Bear River, Washington Territory, killing hundreds of men women and children.
11612January 29Event1886 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
11613January 29Event1891 – Liliuokalani is proclaimed the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
11614January 29Event1900 – The American League is organized in Philadelphia with eight founding teams.
11615January 29Event1907 – Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
11616January 29Event1916 – World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
11617January 29Event1918 – Ukrainian–Soviet War: The Bolshevik Red Army, on its way to besiege Kiev, is met by a small group of military students at the Battle of Kruty.
11618January 29Event1918 – Ukrainian–Soviet War: An armed uprising organized by the Bolsheviks in anticipation of the encroaching Red Army begins at the Kiev Arsenal, which will be put down six days later.
11619January 29Event1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
11620January 29Event1940 – Three trains on the Sakurajima Line, in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. One hundred eighty-one people are killed.
11621January 29Event1941 – Alexandros Koryzis becomes Prime Minister of Greece upon the sudden death of his predecessor, dictator Ioannis Metaxas.
11622January 29Event1943 – The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
11623January 29Event1944 – World War II: Approximately 38 people are killed and about a dozen injured when the Polish village of Koniuchy (present-day Kaniūkai, Lithuania) is attacked by Soviet partisan units.
11624January 29Event1944 – In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
11625January 29Event1948 – The Pakistan Socialist Party is founded in Karachi.
11626January 29Event1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
11627January 29Event1967 – The "ultimate high" of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.
11628January 29Event1989 – Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so.
11629January 29Event1991 – Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.
11630January 29Event1996 – President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing.
11631January 29Event1996 – La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
11632January 29Event1998 – In Birmingham, Alabama, a bomb explodes at an abortion clinic, killing one and severely wounding another. Serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph is suspected as the culprit.
11633January 29Event2001 – Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
11634January 29Event2002 – In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
11635January 29Event2005 – The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight lands in Beijing.
11636January 29Event2006 – India's Irfan Pathan became the first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match.

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