Berlin (dpa) – The current calendar page for January 29, 2023:
4th calendar week, 29th day of the year
336 days until the end of the year
Name day: Aquiline, Poppo, Radegund, Valerius
2022 – After joining the federal government at traffic lights, the Greens elect two new presidents. Social left-wing politician Ricarda Lang and foreign politician Realo Omid Nouripour are chosen as the new leadership duo at the online party conference.
1998 – In Washington, representatives of the governments of the 15 participating countries sign an agreement on the construction and operation of the International Space Station (ISS). Besides Germany, ten other European countries, the United States, Russia, Japan and Canada are participating in the largest peaceful space enterprise in the world.
1996 – The Venetian opera “La Fenice” is almost completely destroyed by fire.
1993 – The Bundespost publishes the five-digit postal codes which will apply from 1 July.
1955 – In the “German Manifesto” in Frankfurt’s Paulskirche, opposition politicians, trade unionists and theologians give top priority to the reunification of Germany over the formation of military blocs.
1938 – German chemist Paul Schlack discovers polyamide 6 and uses it to develop the tear and abrasion resistant textile fiber Perlon.
1930 – The German Reichstag passes an ignition monopoly law in exchange for a long-term government loan of 500 million Reichsmarks (about $125 million at the time) granted to the German Reich by the King of Matches Swedish, Ivar Kreuger. In the Federal Republic of Germany, the monopoly was not lifted until 1983.
1898 – The German Sports Authority for athletics is founded in Berlin. It is the precursor organization of the German Athletics Association e. V. (DLV).
1891 – Liliʻuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii after her brother’s death. She is the last regent on the throne of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
1948 – Guido Knopp (75), German journalist and historian, head of the contemporary history program at ZDF 1984-2013
1943 – Bernd Schiphorst (80), German media manager and management consultant, media manager for the states of Berlin and Brandenburg 2000-03, former managing director of the private broadcaster VOX and Bertelsmann New Media
1938 – Kai Hermann (85), German writer and journalist (“Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo”)
1933 – Sacha Distel, French singer-songwriter (Songs “Der Platz neben mir”, “Scoubidou”), died in 2004
1913 – Peter von Zahn, German radio journalist and television producer, was among those who established the Northwest German Broadcasting Corporation (NWDR) modeled on Britain’s July 1945, died 2001
DAYS OF DEATH
1993 – Kay Lorentz, German cabaret artist, founded the cabaret “Kom(m)ödchen” in Düsseldorf with his wife Lore in 1947, born in 1920
1963 – Robert Lee Frost, American writer, poet, four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and professor of literature, born 1874
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