January 29: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on January 29 throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s twenty-ninth day is January 29th. On this day, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was ousted from office after being convicted of corruption charges, the Pro Football and Baseball Halls of Fame inducted their inaugural inductees, and Charles Curtis of Kansas was elected to the United States Senate for the first time.

Aquarius is the zodiac sign for January 29. Oprah Winfrey, Tom Selleck, and Anton Chekhov all have famous birthdays. National Puzzle Day is observed on January 29th.


(January 29, 1886)
Karl Benz, a German mechanical engineer, patented the first workable internal-combustion engine automobile.


(January 29, 1891)
Liliuokalani is proclaimed the Kingdom of Hawaii's last ruler and sole queen regnant.

(January 29, 1907)
Charles Curtis of Kansas is elected as the country's first Native American senator.

(January 29, 1924)
Carl Rutherford Taylor of Cleveland patented the first ice cream cone rolling machine.

(January 29, 1966)
Romário was a Brazilian football (soccer) player who was one of the sport's most prolific goal scorers. He was born in Rio de Janeiro.

(Died on January 29, 2019)
James Ingram, American musician (b. 1952).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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