January 29 events in history

757 An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty and emperor of Yan, is murdered by his own son, An Qingxu
904 Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher
1676 Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia
1814 France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne
1819 Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore
1834 US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute
1845 "The Raven" is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
1850 Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress
1856 Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issues a Warrant under the Royal sign-manual that establishes the Victoria Cross to recognise acts of valour by British military personnel during the Crimean War
1861 Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state
1863 Bear River Massacre
1886 Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile
1891 Liliuokalani is proclaimed the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi
1900 The American League is organized in Philadelphia with eight founding teams
1907 Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator
1916 World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins
1918 Ukrainian–Soviet War: The Bolshevik Red Army, on its way to besiege Kiev, is met by a small group of military students at the Battle of Kruty
1918 Ukrainian–Soviet War: An armed uprising organized by the Bolsheviks in anticipation of the encroaching Red Army begins at the Kiev Arsenal, which will be put down six days later
1936 The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced
1940 Three trains on the Sakurajima Line, in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. 181 people are killed
1941 Alexandros Koryzis becomes Prime Minister of Greece upon the sudden death of his predecessor, dictator Ioannis Metaxas
1943 The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers
1944 World War II: Approximately 38 people are killed and about a dozen injured when the Polish village of Koniuchy (present-day Kaniūkai, Lithuania) is attacked by Soviet partisan units
1944 In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid
1967 The "ultimate high" of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg
1989 Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so
1991 Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins
1996 President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing
1996 La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire
1998 In Birmingham, Alabama, a bomb explodes at an abortion clinic, killing one and severely wounding another. Serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph is suspected as the culprit
2001 Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals
2002 In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea
2005 The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight lands in Beijing
2006 India's Irfan Pathan became the first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match
2009 The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt rules that people who do not adhere to one of the three government-recognised religions, while not allowed to list any belief outside of those three, are still eligible to receive government identity documents
2009 Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is removed from office following his conviction of several corruption charges, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the United States Senate as a replacement for then-U.S. president-elect Barack Obama
2013 SCAT Airlines Flight 760 crashes near the Kazakh city of Almaty, killing 21 people