11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 29th January

Dolly Parton

Here's a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1728 - John Gay's The Beggar's Opera is first performed at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, London

2. 1820 - Britain's King George III dies insane at Windsor Castle

3. 1856 - Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross, is founded by Queen Victoria

4. 1861 - Kansas becomes the 34th State of the United States

5. 1916 - Paris is bombed by German zeppelins for the first time in World War One

6. 1976 - A series of bombs explode in the West End of London during the night

7. 1981 - Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 tops the U.S. charts 

8. 1985 - Oxford University snubs Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher by refusing her an honorary degree

9. 1995 - The San Francisco 49ers becomes the first team in National Football League (NFL) history to win five Super Bowl titles. The 49ers defeat the San Diego Chargers 49-26

10. 1996 - French President Jacques Chirac says France will no longer test nuclear weapons after uproar over Pacific tests

11. 1999 - Paris prosecutors announce the end of the investigation into the accident that killed Princess Diana

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