January 29

This Day in History

1979

Deng opens new China relations

On January 29, 1979, Deng Xiaoping, as deputy premier of China, meets with U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Washington, and together they sign historic scientific and cultural accords. Deng Xiaoping … (more...)

1918

The 100th Anniversary of the January Uprising

29 January 2018 is the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the so-called Kiev Arsenal Uprising – an armed insurrection of Bolshevik workers in support of the invading Soviet forces. This was taking … (more...)

1850

Birth of inventor Lawrence Hargrave

Australian aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave is best remembered for his significant contribution towards the modern flying machine. Hargrave was born in Greenwich, England as the second of four … (more...)