Concept

January 29

Summary
Events Pre-1600
  • 904 – Sergius III is elected pope, after coming out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
  • 946 – Caliph al-Mustakfi is blinded and deposed by Mu'izz al-Dawla, ruler of the Buyid Empire. He is succeeded by al-Muti as caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate. 1601–1900 *1814 – War of the Sixth Coalition: France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne. *1819 – Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore. *1845 – "The Raven" is published in The Evening Mirror in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe. *1850 – Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress. *1856 – Queen Victoria issues a Warrant under the Royal sign-manual that establishes the Victoria Cross to recognise acts of valour by British military personnel during the Crimean War. *1861 – Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state. *18
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