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  • Paris, France
    Friday Jan 29, 1960

    Algerian War

    De Gaulle called on his ineffective army to remain loyal

    Paris, France
    Friday Jan 29, 1960

    In Paris on January 29, 1960, De Gaulle called on his ineffective army to remain loyal and rallied popular support for his Algerian policy in a televised address.




  • U.S. and Canada
    Saturday Jan 29, 1966

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    North American Blizzard of 1966

    U.S. and Canada
    Saturday Jan 29, 1966

    The Blizzard of 1966 swept across most of the United States and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains on January 29, 1966, and brought record low temperatures, high winds and heavy snowfall in its wake. Within days, at least 142 people had been killed — 31 had frozen to death, 46 died in fires that started while people were trying to heat their home.




  • Khafji, Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Jan 29, 1991

    Gulf War

    The Battle of Khafji

    Khafji, Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Jan 29, 1991

    On 29 January, Iraqi forces attacked and occupied the lightly defended Saudi city of Khafji with tanks and infantry. The Battle of Khafji ended two days later when the Iraqis were driven back by the Saudi Arabian National Guard, supported by Qatari forces and US Marines. The allied forces used extensive artillery fire.




  • Beirut, Lebanon
    Thursday Jan 29, 2015

    Qasem Soleimani

    Soleimani laid wreaths at the graves of the slain Hezbollah members

    Beirut, Lebanon
    Thursday Jan 29, 2015

    In a visit to the Lebanese capital Beirut on 29 January 2015, Soleimani laid wreaths at the graves of the slain Hezbollah members, including Jihad Mughniyah, which strengthened suspicions about a collaboration between Hezbollah and the Quds Force.




  • California, United States
    Friday Jan 29, 2016

    Elon Musk

    Tesla Shares

    California, United States
    Friday Jan 29, 2016

    On 29 January 2016, Musk owned about 28.9 million Tesla shares, which equates to about 22% of the company.




  • Monrovia, Liberia
    Monday Jan 29, 2018

    George Weah

    His First Annual Message To The National Legislature

    Monrovia, Liberia
    Monday Jan 29, 2018

    On 29 January 2018, in his first annual message to the national legislature, he reduced his salary and other benefits by 25% with immediate effect. "With the assessment that I gave you earlier of the poor condition of our economy, I believe that it is appropriate that we should all make sacrifices in the interest of our country. According to Article 60 of the Constitution, the salaries of the President and the Vice President are established by the Legislature, and cannot be increased or reduced during the period for which they are elected. However, in view of the very rapidly deteriorating situation of the economy, I am informing you today, with immediate effect, that I will reduce my salary and benefits by 25% and give the proceeds back to the Consolidated Fund for allocation and appropriation as they see fit."




  • Espoo, Finland
    Monday Jan 29, 2018

    Nokia

    Nokia Introduced The ReefShark Line of 5G Chipsets

    Espoo, Finland
    Monday Jan 29, 2018

    On 29 January 2018, Nokia introduced the ReefShark line of 5G chipsets, claiming that it triples bandwidth to 84 Gbit/s. It will be released by Q3 2018. It also incorporates artificial intelligence technologies from Bell Labs.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 29, 2019

    Apple Inc.

    First decline in a decade

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 29, 2019

    On January 29, 2019, Apple reported its first decline in revenues and profits in a decade.


  • Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    Brexit

    The European Parliament gave its consent to ratification

    Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    The European Parliament gave its consent to ratification on 29 January by the votes 621 to 49. Immediately after voting approval, members of the European Parliament joined hands and sang Auld Lang Syne. The Council of the European Union concluded EU ratification the following day.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Over 100 death case

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    On the 29th of Jan, the WHO confirmed that the number of infected cases has dramatically increased to reach 6065 cases globally over 98% of them are in China and the rest are spread over 15 countries, and 132 death case.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    Vodafone

    Exiting Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    On 29 January 2020, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and the Vodafone Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the sale of Vodafone's entire 55 percent stake in Vodafone Egypt to STC. With the sale, Vodafone will be exiting Egypt (as a telecom operator) as the rest of the 45 percent stake in Vodafone Egypt is owned by Telecom Egypt. Telecom Egypt has said that it has no plans to sell its stake.


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