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29 January

904 – Rome – Sergius became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sergius_III

1119 – Rome – Pope Gelasius II died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gelasius_II

1327 – England – Coronation of Edward III at Westminster Abbey.

1676 – Russia – Feodor III became Tsar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feodor_III_of_Russia

1814 – France – Battle of Brienne (War of Sixth Coalition). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brienne

1820 – UK – George III died, aged 81. George IV became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george3 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george4


1856 – UK – Queen Victoria instituted the Victoria Cross. https://youtu.be/0dnzZJLykBI http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/aahistor.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross

1861 – USA – Kansas became 34th State. http://www.50states.com/kansas.htm


1863 – USA – Bear River Massacre (American Indian Wars). https://youtu.be/_xWAdA0lLSA WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://postalmuseum.si.edu/indiansatthepostoffice/mural19.html


1877 – Japan – Satsuma Rebellion began. https://youtu.be/XH_e6zuJLSY WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsuma_Rebellion


1886 – Germany – Karl Benz received patent for Motorwagen. https://youtu.be/ZdsdtAN5mFU http://www.mercedes-benz.com.au/content/australia/mpc/mpc_australia__website/en/home_mpc/passengercars/home/passenger_cars_world/heritage/125years/1886.html

1891 – Hawaii – Liliuokalani became queen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liliuokalani

1916 – France – Paris bombed by German Zeppelins (WWI). http://centenaire.org/en/autour-de-la-grande-guerre/small-historical-sketch-fake-illuminated-paris-fernand-jacopozzi

1918 – Ukraine – Battle of Kruty (Ukrainian-Soviet War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kruty

1918 – Ukraine – Kiev Arsenal January Uprising began (Ukranian-Soviet War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiev_Arsenal_January_Uprising

1940 – Japan – Three trains collide in Osaka, 181 killed.

1941 – Greece – Alexandros Koryzis becam Prime Minister. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandros_Koryzis


1943 – Solomon Islands – Battle of Rennell Island began (WWII). https://youtu.be/serqt2z1u5U https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rennell_Island

1943 – Italy – ALI plane crashed near Venice Airport, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430129-0

1944 – Germany – RAF attacked Duisberg, Herbouville & Berlin, USAAF attacked Frakfurt, Main & Ludwigshafen (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – Poland – Koniuchy Massacre, 38 killed (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koniuchy_massacre

1944 – India – USAAF plane crashed near Rilu, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440129-0

1946 – India – USAAF plane crashed at Barrackpore Air Base, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460129-2

1964 – Austria – IX Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Innsbruck. http://www.olympic.org/innsbruck-1964-winter-olympics

1967 – USA – Mantra-Rock Dance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantra-Rock_Dance

1973 – Cyprus – Egypt Air plane crashed in Kyrenia Mountains, 37 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19730129-0

1979 – USA – Grover Cleveland Elementary School shooting, 2 killed. https://youtu.be/Al8S_zLOiJc WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://youtu.be/-Kobdb37Cwc http://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/spencer-brenda.htm


1991 – Saudi Arabia – Battle of Khafji began (Gulf War). https://youtu.be/6-VlHanOScQ WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Khafji

1996 – Italy – Fire at La Fenice Opera House, Venice. http://www.veniceonline.it/LaFenice/LaFenice.asp http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3317053.stm

2013 – Kazakhstan – SCAT Airlines Flight 760 crashed near Almaty Airport, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20130129-0