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Today is Wednesday, January 29th, the 29th day of the year. There are 337

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Puzzle Day, National Corn Chip Day


Oprah Winfrey, 66, Talk show host/actress

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson, 67, singer

Andre Reed, 56, Hall of Fame football player

Stacey King, 53, basketball player

Aeneas Williams, 52, Hall of Fame football player

Andrea Kelly, 46, reality star


Harriet Tubman, 200, leader Underground Railroad (d. 1913)

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

James Jamerson, 84, bass guitarist Motown Records (d. 1983)


Willie Dixon, 1992, blues composer (b. 1916)

Dick “Night Train” Lane, 2002, football player (b. 1928)


1926 – Violet Nealey Anderson becomes the first Black woman lawyer to

argue a case before the Supreme Court.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

1969 – Jimi Hendrix & Pete Townsend wage a battle of guitars.

1977 – Andrew Young’s U.N. appointment confirmed by the Senate.

1979 – President Jimmy Carter commuted Patricia Hearst’s 7 year sentence

to 2 years.

1989 – Orlando Arena opens.

1998 – Singer Bobby Brown found guilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Being an Aquarius born on January 29th, your personality is defined by an original and adaptable nature. While others stick heavily to the mainstream, you enjoy exploring a wide range of topics and interests. In this sense, you have become a true individual in all aspects of your life. Your originality is amongst your most admired qualities, but it is your adaptability that may be one of your greatest strengths. You thrive in new situations, which explains why you actively seek out new people and environments. You have a unique charm that has earned you a group of friends that is as varied as your interests.

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