Thursday, the 29th of January, 2015 is the 29th day in 2015 and in the 5th calendar week.
General Events:
Oscar the grouch

National Curmudgeons Day
January 29, 2015 in the USA
Curmudgeons Day is one of those holidays most people find hard to believe is real.
The word curmudgeon is an old one, originating in the1570s, but where it comes from is unknown. Merriam Webster defines a curmudgeon as “a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man,” (but I have a bone to pick with that definition: why can’t I be a curmudgeon?! I’m crusty and ill-tempered enough!)
Curmudgeons Day is held on January 29 in honor of legendary comedian W. C. Fields:
-“Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.”
-“Women are like elephants. I like to look at ‘em, but I wouldn’t want to own one.”
-“I like children – fried.”
-“It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.”
If you’re not feeling too ill-tempered, though, you can still celebrate  Curmudgeons Day by being a curmudgeon or watching a few good curmudgeons – Oscar the Grouch, Grumpy the Dwarf, John and Max from Grumpy Old Men, or Carl from Up!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Freethinkers Day/Thomas Paine Day
January 29, 2015 in the World
Freethinkers Day falls on the birthday of Thomas Paine, a prominent thinker whose work and publications promoting a philosophy of Enlightenment heavily influenced the course of the American and French revolutions.
Paine came to America in 1774 at the request of Benjamin Franklin. Throughout his life, he wrote many influential books and pamphlets including The Age of Reason, The Rights of Man, and Common Sense. Paine’s writing inspired many people to strive for political, economic, and social advancement. He was also one of the first people to call for an end to slavery and universal human rights.
Freethinkers Day has been celebrated since the 1990s. Its purpose is to educate people about Paine’s work and the importance of freethinking and freedom. Embrace Freethinkers Day by challenging arbitrary authority, questioning the status quo, and constructing logical and reasonable arguments against engrained behaviour.
Where is the event?
International Puzzle Day
January 29, 2015 in the World
International Puzzle Day is celebrated on January 29, 2015. It was created in 1995 by game companies in the United States. On International Puzzle Day, puzzles of all size, shape and form will be honored. You can celebrate that day by solving one or more puzzles. A puzzle is a problem or enigma that tests the ingenuity of the solver. In a basic puzzle, one is intended to put together pieces in a logical way in order to come up with the desired solution.
The first jigsaw puzzle was created around 1760, when John Spilsbury, a British engraver and mapmaker, mounted a map on a sheet of wood that he then sawed around each individual country. Spilsbury used the product to aid in teaching geography. After catching on with the wider public, this remained the primary use of jigsaw puzzles until about 1820. By the early 20th century, magazines and newspapers found that they could increase their daily subscriptions by publishing puzzle contests. Puzzles may also include letters, numbers, shapes, and riddles.
Solutions to puzzles may require recognizing patterns and creating a particular order. People with a high inductive reasoning aptitude may be better at solving these puzzles than others. Puzzles based on the process of inquiry and discovery to complete may be solved faster by those with good deduction skills.
Where is the event?
National Cornchip Day
January 29, 2015 in the USA
National Cornchip Day is observed on January 29, 2015. A corn chip is a snack food made from cornmeal fried in oil or baked, usually in the shape of a small noodle or scoop. Corn chips are thick, rigid and very crunchy. Corn chips have the strong aroma and flavor of roasted corn, and are often heavily dusted with salt.
In the US, Fritos is one of the oldest and most widely recognized brands of corn chips. While American-style corn chips and tortilla chips are both made from corn, the corn in tortilla chips is subjected to the nixtamalization process, resulting in a milder flavor and aroma, and a less rigid texture. Tortilla chips also tend to be larger, thinner, and less salty than American-style corn chips.
Corn chips are usually eaten alone or with a chip dip. They are a common ingredient in homemade and commercial party mix. In the Southwestern US, a popular dish, Frito pie, is made with corn chips and chili. In some areas, it is popular to pour the chili into a bag of corn chips and eat the mixture directly from the bag.
Where is National Cornchip Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 29th January:
1595 – William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed. First published early 1597
1834 – President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute
1848 – Sicily accepts new Constitution (choose parliament/freedom of press)
1856 – Victoria Cross established to acknowledge valour in the face of the enemy (United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries)
1886 – 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
1891 – Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
1905 – Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months
1922 – Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
1929 – Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
1949 – Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland recognize Israel
1959 – Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” released
1959 – ‘The Great Smog’ hits London, many die of chest and lung-related illnesses
1978 – Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban.
1979 – Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, DC
1980 – 6 Iranian-held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
1987 – The president of the Philippines puts down a rebellion against their government in Manila
1991 – Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years
1996 – France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific
2002 – In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes “regimes that sponsor terror” as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea