Today In History. What Happened This Day In History
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.
||Jane Austin publishes Pride and Prejudice.
||Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.
||William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders attack Danville, Kentucky.
||The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.
||Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
||The Seeing Eye, America’s first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee.
||Winston Churchill resigns as Stanley Baldwin’s aide.
||German and Italian troops take Benghazi in North Africa.
||The world’s greatest warship, Missouri, is launched.
||Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid.
||Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.
||President Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.
||President Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.
||The Soviets issue a formal complaint against alleged U.S. arms treaty violations.
||Iraqi forces attack into Saudi Arabian town of Kafji, but are turned back by Coalition forces.
|Born on January 29
||Thomas Paine, political essayist (The Rights of Man, The Age of Reason).
||William McKinley, 25th President of the United States.
||W.C. Fields, comedian and actor (David Copperfield, My Little Chickadee).
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- Lead Story
- Building of Hoover Dam begins, 1930
- American Revolution
- Battle of Hubbardton, 1777
- Stock car driver Kenny Irwin Jr. dies in crash, 2000
- Civil War
- Kit Carson’s campaign against the Indians, 1863
- Cold War
- Samantha Smith leaves for visit to the USSR, 1983
- Mary Surratt is first woman executed by U.S. federal government, 1865
- Tanker accident causes deadly fire, 1987
- General Interest
- The impeachment of Senator Blount, 1797
- U.S. occupies Iceland, 1941
- Female cadets enrolled at West Point, 1976
- O’Connor nominated to Supreme Court, 1981
- Terrorists attack London transit system at rush hour, 2005
- Johnny Depp stars in second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, 2006
- Birthday of Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick, Dr. Watson, 1852
- “The Stripper,” by David Rose, becomes the #1 pop hit in America, 1962
- Old West
- Warren Earp killed in Arizona, 1900
- Future President Jimmy Carter marries, 1946
- Jim Thorpe begins Olympic triathlon, 1912
- Vietnam War
- China announces it will provide aid to Hanoi, 1955
- New ambassador arrives in Saigon, 1964
- First U.S. troops withdrawn from South Vietnam, 1969
- World War I
- British Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps is officially established, 1917
- World War II
- Himmler decides to begin medical experiments on Auschwitz prisoners, 1942
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