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What happened This day in History on January 29th

U.S. 1959 U.S.A. Sleeping Beauty
29th January, 1959 : Disney releases the animated film Sleeping Beauty to theatres

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1937 U.S.A. Tommy Dorsey
29th January, 1937 : Tommy Dorsey and his famous orchestra records "Song of India" - a popular standard of the era that later became a big hit.


U.S. 1995 U.S.A. Super Bowl
Jan. 29th, 1995 : The 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowl titles

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1981 U.S.A. Dolly Parton
Jan. 29th, 1981 : Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" tops the Charts as many identify with the song and the movie .

United States 1795 United States United States Naturalization Act
Jan. 29th, 1795 : The United States Naturalization Act of January 29, 1795 repealed and replaced the earlier Act of 1790 changes included increasing the period of required residence from two to five years and The Act specified that naturalized citizenship was reserved only for "free white person[s]."

Germany 1886 Germany Patent for Benz
29th January, 1886 : A patent was given to Karl Benz who had created the first Mercedes-Benz. This first Benz model of car was known as the “Motorwagon”. This motorized wagon had three wheels and was run by an internal combustion engine very similar to the more modern-day autos created in the present day.
In 1893, Benz had created his first four-wheel Mercedes vehicle. In 1926 the established Mercedes-Benz company had merged with another European car operation.

U.S. 1944 U.S.A. USS Missouri
Jan. 29th, 1944 : USS Missouri was launched at the New York Navy Yard on this day. This vessel weighed at least 45,000 tons

U.S. 1958 U.S.A. Paul Newman
Jan. 29th, 1958 : Paul Newman and Joanne Woodword were wed on this day. They are known to be one of the longest-lasting Hollywood couples in recent history. He has had so far a very successful career in both acting and politics.
He also has created his share of food products and staples. Some of the most popular of his food line include his salad dressings and pasta sauces

UK 1959 England Fog Causes Major Chaos on Roads
Jan. 29th, 1959 : Dense fog brings road, rail and air transport in many parts of England and Wales to a virtual standstill.

U.S. 1963 U.S.A. Liquor bill no. 26
29th January, 1963 : Liquor bill no. 26 was rescheduled for this date. The reason for the postponement was because further consideration needed to be done regarding liquor bill no. 25 as well.
If Senate Bill no. 25 regarding the sale of liquor would be passed, minimum price markup levels of wholesale liquor would be done away with at this time. Bill no. 26 was meant for the purpose of allowing motels, hotels, and restaurants to receive liquor licenses under strict regulation, but not in regards to population ratio.

U.S. 1963 U.S.A. Robert Frost
Jan. 29th, 1963 : This was the date of Robert Frost’s Death. He had accomplished much in his lifetime, such as winning the Pulitzer Prize four times, and also reciting a poem during JFK’s inauguration ceremony.

UK 1976 England Terrorist Bombs London
Jan. 29th, 1976 : Twelve bomb have been exploded in London's West End during the night, most of Oxford Street is closed for the rest of the day while searches by the bomb squad continue for more bombs. The IRA later admitted it had planted the bombs as part of it's campaign against the British government.




U.S. 1979 U.S.A. Mondays
Jan. 29th, 1979 : Brenda Spencer only 16 years old at the time kills two men and wounds nine children as they enter the Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego.
According to one source, Spencer had blamed the killings she had done on the fact that it was Monday, and that she did not like Mondays. She was known for other violent behavior as well, such as repeatedly shooting BB guns at the windows of this school (Grover Cleveland elementary school).
She was sentenced to 25 years in prison for her crime, and she was denied parole four times. This violent incident brought upon by Monday blues was recounted in a song called “I Don’t Like Mondays” by a group called “The Boomtown Rats”.



UK 1985 England Margaret Thatcher
Jan. 29th, 1985 : Oxford University delivers snub to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher by refusing her an honorary degree. ( Becoming the first Oxford educated prime minister since the war to be denied the honour. )

Philippines 1987 Philippines Rebel Uprising
Jan. 29th, 1987 : Rebels to the Aquino government take control the Channel 7 building in Manila and the President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino orders troops to fire tear gas into the building on the rebels who have occupied the building for the last two days. They quickly surrender with no shots fired.

Yugoslavia 1989 Yugoslavia Yugo
29th January, 1989 : The maker of the Yugo automobile had gone out of business and file for bankruptcy. The Yugo was a car that was very popular for awhile in the 1980's because of its very low price. However, apparently quite a bit of customers “got what they paid for”.
The Yugo was a failure because it was so poorly-designed. It was even said that the body was pierce-able with a wooden pencil.

France 1996 France Stops Nuclear Testing
Jan. 29th, 1996 : French President, Jacques Chirac has announced France will no longer test nuclear weapons after exploding its sixth and biggest nuclear device in the South Pacific.

U.S. 1998 U.S.A. Legalize Abortions
Jan. 29th, 1998 : A bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama just days after the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize abortions within the United States.

U.S. 2002 U.S.A. George W. Bush “Axis of Evil” Speech
29th January, 2002 : A few months after the World Trade Center tragedy of September 11th, 2001, George W. Bush made probably one of the most memorable U.S. President State of the Union Addresses.
In his annual president speech he addressed the pressing problem of terrorism and the development of weapons used for mass destruction. Bush had also sent U.S. troops to the Middle East to hunt down Osama Bin Laden, who was one of the main al-Quaida terrorist leaders operating at this time. He was also a leader of Saudi Arabia during this time. In his speech he describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
President Bush also sent intelligence groups to Afghanistan. Afghanistan was one of the main offenders of highly organized terrorist activity during this time period (and in the present day as well).
After the attack of September 11th, Bin Laden was no where to be found. Even to the present day it is not totally clear where he is located. However, it was believed that as of December 2005 Osama Bin Laden was in Pakistan, and in 2006 videos have been taken which have been seen by some sectors of the public.

U.S. 2008 U.S.A. George W. Bush Final State Of The Union Speech
Jan. 29th, 2008 : In his his seventh and final State of the Union address President George W Bush has admitted US economic growth is slowing but has assured the American people the $150bn stimulus plan negotiated with Congress would help. He also said the troop "surge" in Iraq was succeeding and that al-Qaeda was "on the run" and would be defeated.


United States   2011 United States Taco Bell Fights Beef Accusations Jan. 29th, 2011 :  The fast food chain Taco Bell begins an advertising campaign defending the beef it uses in its food after being sued over the alleged use of additives and false advertising. A class-action lawsuit against the company accused Taco Bell of selling food labeled as meat when it only contained 35% beef. The company countered that the beef products they use contain 88% beef and are inspected by the USDA.   

 

United States 2012 United States Florida Car Crash Kills Ten 29th January, 2012 : A crash involving multiple vehicles killed ten in the state of Florida. The crash occurred on Interstate 75 and involved at least six trucks and twelve cars after the road become enveloped by thick smoke from a bush fire.

Borneo - Malaysia
2013 Borneo - Malaysia Rare Elephants Poisoned

Jan. 29th, 2013 : Ten pygmy elephants, a rare species, were found dead after being apparently poisoned in a reserve in Malaysia. They were not believed to be killed by poachers as they did not have their tusks removed nor were there any gunshot wounds found on the animals.



Nigeria
2014 Nigeria Nigerian Senators Change Party

29th January, 2014 : Around eleven senators in the People's Democratic Party (PDP) of Nigeria have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) opposition party. The former PDP senators had been of the same party as Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. They left the party citing increasing factions in the PDP as the reason.







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