Tuesday, January 29, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 29

1813          Jane Austin Image result for Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice.

1861          Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.

1865          William Quantrill Image result for William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders attack Danville, Kentucky.

1918          The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.

1926          Violette Neatley Anderson Image result for Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

1929          The Seeing Eye, America's first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee.

1931          Winston Churchill Image result for Winston Churchill resigns as 
Stanley Baldwin's Image result for Stanley Baldwin aide.

1942          German and Italian troops take Benghazi in North Africa.

1944          The world's greatest warship, Missouri, is launched.

1950          Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid.

1967          Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.

1979          President Jimmy Carter Image result for Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.

1984          President Ronald Reagan Image result for Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.

1984          The Soviets issue a formal complaint against alleged U.S. arms treaty violations.

1991          Iraqi forces attack into Saudi Arabian town of Kafji, but are turned back by Coalition forces.

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