January 29th – Holidays, Horoscope and History

All About January 29th

Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

Happy January 29th! Today we will go over the day’s holidays and observances and the history behind them. We will then go over the day’s horoscope sign which is Aquarius. Then we will move on to the day’s historical events, celebrity birthdays, inventions, world records and popular music and movies. Hope you find something interesting!

January 29th Holidays & Observances

Check out today’s holiday list below!

  • Curmudgeons Day
    Today on January 29th we honor curmudgeons! Curmudgeons are usually crabby old men with bad tempers. We honor them today on  the birthday of W.C. Fields, on January 29th in 1880,  a comedian and actor  known for his curmudgeonly ways.
  • Freethinkers Day ala Thomas Paine Day
    Freethinkers Day falls on the birthday of Thomas Paine,  an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. Learn more about him at https://myhero.com/Paine_EL_MORRO_LBUSD_06_ul.
  • National Carnation Day
    National Carnation Day, also known as Red Carnation Day is dedicated to remembering the 25th president of the United States, William McKinley who often wore carnations on his lapel. Learn more about him at https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/william-mckinley/.
  • National Corn Chip Day
    On January 29th we celebrate the corn chip. There are two men credited with creating the corn chip in the United States. Isador J. Filler, a salesman, travelling through San Antonio, loved eating tostadas. He cute them into rectangles and marketed them as a chip. In 1932 he patented his creation. At about the same time, Elmer Doolin who coincidentally was also traveling through San Antonio and was eating friotes. He loved them so much, he paid $100 for the recipe. He messed around with the recipe at his house until he created the ideal chip, He started selling them from the back of his Model T Ford. When he began mass-producing them under the name of Frito Corn Chips, they were a success!
  • National Puzzle Day
    In 2002, professional quiz maker Jodi Jill created National Puzzle Day as a way to share her enjoyment of puzzles. So exercise your brain today and do a crossword, hidden puzzle or break out a box of jigsaw puzzle and have some fun today.
  • Seeing Eye Dog Day
    It was at the end of World War II that seeing eye dog guides were started, after soldiers returns home from the war injured and blind. Since then thousands have helped the lead the blind in their daily lives. We honor these sweet dogs today on January 29th. 

Some Fun Memes to share on Social Media!

Holiday Sources of Info were: National Day

Fun Celebration Buttons & Cards

Personalized Seeing Eye Dog Day January 29 Button National Puzzle Day January 29th Card National Carnation Day January 29th Button Happy National Carnation Day Black Card

Free Thinkers Day is January 29th ButtonJanuary 29th is Free Thinkers Day shirt

January 29th Zodiac Sign is Aquarius

  • Date range: January 20 – February 18
  • Element: Air,
  • Quality: Fixed
  • Color: Light-Blue, Silver
  • Lucky Numbers: 4, 7, 11, 22, 29
  • Personality Traits: Humanitarian, original, likes to be right, argumentative
  • Famous Aquariuses;   Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston,  Emma Roberts,  Denise Richards,

    Princess Charlene of Monaco, Shakira, Mischa Barton, Natalie Imbruglia, Ellen DeGeneres, Alicia Keys,  Abraham Lincoln, Galileo Galilei, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Darwin, Michael Jordan, James Dean,

What do these Celebrities have in Common?

Adam Lambert-Pittsburgh Pride Festival 2013Paul Ryan official Speaker portraitHeather Graham, 2011 (cropped)Oprah in 2014Tom Selleck at PaleyFest 2014Sara Gilbert

January 29th Trivia

  • 1845 – “The Raven” is published in The Evening Mirror in New York, being the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe.
  • 1907 – Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
  • 1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor was born in  Detroit, MI.
  • 1954 – Oprah Winfrey, American Talk Show Host and Entrepreneur, was born in  Kosciusko, MS.
  • 1959 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” by The Platters.
  • 1861 – Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
  • 1963 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Walk Right,” by In The Rooftop Singers.
  • 1970 – Paul Ryan, United States Representative was born in Janesville, Wi.
  • 1970 – Heather Graham, American actress was born in  Milwaukee, WI.
  • 1972 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “American Pie” (Parts I & II) by Don McLean.
  • 1975 – Sara Gilbert. American actress known for her role as Darlene on the tv series, Rosanne, was born in Santa Monica, CA.
  • 1982 – Adam Lambert, American singer-songwriter who rose to fame first when appearing on American Idol, then going on to make albums and be the new front singer of the band, Queen, was born in  Indianapolis, IN.
  • 1985 – The song, “Can’t Fight this Feeling,” by REO Speedwagon was the #1 song.
  • 2020 – U.S. deficit predicted to eclipse $1 trillion in 2020, CBO says, as fiscal imbalance continues to widen according to The Washington Post.

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