Today in History: January 29

Today in History: January 29

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1813

Jane Austin publishes Pride and Prejudice.

1861

Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.

1865

William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders attack Danville, Kentucky.

1918

The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.

1926

Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

1929

The Seeing Eye, America's first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee.

1931

Winston Churchill resigns as Stanley Baldwin's aide.

1942

German and Italian troops take Benghazi in North Africa.

1944

The world's greatest warship, Missouri, is launched.

1950

Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid.

1967

Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.

1979

President Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.

1984

President Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.

1984

The Soviets issue a formal complaint against alleged U.S. arms treaty violations.

1991

Iraqi forces attack into Saudi Arabian town of Kafji, but are turned back by Coalition forces.