Today in History, English
Today in History, English

11911January 29Death2009 – Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)
11912January 29Death2009 – John Martyn, English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
11913January 29Death2011 – Milton Babbitt, American composer, educator, and theorist (b. 1916)
11914January 29Death2012 – Ranjit Singh Dyal, Indian general and politician 10th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry (b. 1928)
11915January 29Death2012 – Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian lawyer and politician, 9th President of Italy (b. 1918)
11916January 29Death2012 – Camilla Williams, American soprano and educator (b. 1919)
11917January 29Death2013 – Said al-Muragha, Palestinian colonel (b. 1927)
11918January 29Death2013 – Frank Hahn, German-English economist and academic (b. 1925)
11919January 29Death2013 – Anselm Hollo, Finnish-American poet and academic (b. 1934)
11920January 29Death2013 – Butch Morris, American cornet player, composer, and conductor (b. 1947)
11921January 29Death2014 – François Cavanna, French journalist and author (b. 1923)
11922January 29Death2014 – Lars Andreas Larssen, Norwegian actor (b. 1935)
11923January 29Death2015 – Taeko Kono, Japanese author and critic (b. 1926)
11924January 29Death2015 – Colleen McCullough, Australian neuroscientist, author (The Thorn Birds) and academic (b. 1937)
11925January 29Death2015 – Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1933)
11926January 29Death2015 – Kel Nagle, Australian golfer (b. 1920)
11927January 29Death2015 – Alexander Vraciu, American commander and pilot (b. 1918)
11928January 29Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Andrei Rublev (Episcopal Church (USA))Aquilinus of MilanGildasJoseph FreinademetzJuniperValerius of TrèvesJanuary 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
11929January 29Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Fat Tuesday can fall, while March 4 is the latest celebrated on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. (Christianity)
11930January 30Event1018 – Poland and the Holy Roman Empire conclude the Peace of Bautzen.
11931January 30Event1607 – An estimated 200 square miles (51,800 ha) along the coasts of the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary in England are destroyed by massive flooding, resulting in an estimated 2,000 deaths.
11932January 30Event1648 – Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain.
11933January 30Event1649 – King Charles I of England is beheaded.
11934January 30Event1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed more than two years after his death, on the 12th anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.
11935January 30Event1667 – The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and left-bank Ukraine to the Tsardom of Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo.
11936January 30Event1703 – The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
11937January 30Event1789 – Tây Sơn forces emerge victorious against Qing armies and liberate the capital Thăng Long.
11938January 30Event1790 – The first boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
11939January 30Event1806 – The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
11940January 30Event1820 – Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.

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