January 29th is the 29th day of the year, with 336 days remaining until the end of the year.

January 29th 1795, The United States Naturalization Act of 1795 repealed and replaced the earlier Act of 1790 changes included increasing the period of required residence from two to five years and The Act specified that naturalized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].” 

January 29th 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. 

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

January 29th 1959, Disney released the animated film Sleeping Beauty to theatres.

January 29th 1958, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodword got married. They are known to be one of the longest-lasting Hollywood couples in recent history. He has had so far a very successful caree
r 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.

January 29th 1963, The Legendary Poet Robert Frost died. During his lifetime, 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. 

January 29th 1976, Twelve bomb had exploded in London’s West End during the night, most of Oxford Street was 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. 

Also on January 29th 1979,Brenda Spencer was only 16 years old at the time when she killed two men and wounded 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”. 

On January 29th 1987,  Philippines Rebel UprisingRebels 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.

January 29th 2002, A few months after the World Trade Center tragedy of September 11th, 2001, George W. Bush made 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. 

January 29th 2008, George W. Bush Final State Of The Union Speech

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. 

January 29th 2012, A Car 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. 

Also on January 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. 

January 29th 2014, Nigerian Senators Change Party: 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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